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.

on Lost Falls Trail

18 days ago

ok trail. Very easy. A good trail for a family with young children. Be careful and watch for trail signs or you could get off the trail easily.

3 months ago

The water felt amazing after the hot hike down. Not much rain lately so the water level is way down. Hike down to falls was fairly easy. Hike back up was a little more difficult.

Nice stroll (easier than moderate) under shade the whole way during July heat!

no water.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorites. Mentone is an awesome little town right down the road!

Very easy

Good. You can stop and get a trail map.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for the kids, watch out for the poison oak and sumac coming in.

Flat trail, not really for views. Across the street is Lynn's Overlook, with a spectacular view of Little River Falls. Great trail for walking dogs.

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.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Getting to the bottom isn't so bad. The swimming holes are great. Even my baby loved being in the water. But omg that climb back up is rough if you aren't in shape. We have been going since I was a kid. Definitely worth it :)

Great walking trail if you want something relatively flat. Good quick walk through the woods. The trail is clean and the bridges and benches make it nicer.

trail running
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

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.