A special place in the Southern Appalachians Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop Lookout Mountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety of recreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come together to tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the Southern Appalachians.
Andrew C. on Chalet/Desoto/Lost Falls
One of my favorites. Mentone is an awesome little town right down the road!
Never Never Land trail and shelter offers outdoor backpacking in the woods of DeSoto State Park. our first trip, easy trail, moderate with backpacks, no worries about other people walking up on you
park provided 5 chairs, hatches a log book great 3 sided shelter with an awesome stone fire pit and tons of wood to be gathered. 50 feet from the plentiful running stream with cleaner water that you would think. make sure you filter it though. great place to take the kids.
Overall it was a beautiful hike, but the map doesn't make sense and it took my friend and I longer than it should have to find the trail we wanted to go on. And the map is a little deceiving and makes it seem like you're going to see Laurel falls from the Lost Falls trail, but you don't. Otherwise it was worth it and was fun and beautiful.