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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.

9 days ago

Not the best trail. Especially not good for kids. High grasses. Lots of bugs. The pond was pretty much a swamp. One bright spot, there are wild blueberries on the trail. Lots of them. All at the first .2 miles, so maybe worth it to hike in and out just to see those.

This review and map was not for desoto falls. We hiked a mile in and found small trickle of falls and a beautiful hike. Desoto falls is huge and you drive to it. Stop at the country store to get turn by turn directions

great kid friendly day with the kids or the elderly. nothing strenuous with beautiful views of the waterfalls

hiking
2 months ago

The falls are pretty but the crowds of tourists ruin a lot of the experience

walking
2 months ago

The falls are pretty but the crowds of tourists ruin a lot of the experience

From Cherokee County road 103 take Back-country road 03. Turn right when you get to Back-country road 11. Trail-head is at end of 11. Enjoyed hiking this primitive trail with wildlife, birds, wildflowers and creek crossings.Here are couple important links to help you plan your hike: https://www.facebook.com/lirinps/
and Back-country map , click blue Park Map symbol below online map for download : https://www.nps.gov/liri/planyourvisit/maps.htm

hiking
3 months ago

Simply Beautiful. Trekked down to Martha's Falls. Our dog, Ringo, enjoyed his very first trail experience. Looking forward to coming back.

Nature at it’s best!

Short trail. Beautiful falls. The drive on the canyon rim is gorgeous (pun). The gorge is very deep with shear rock walls. Great place to explore. This is the grand canyon east!

hiking
7 months ago

The scenery was lacking. The trail itself needed some upkeep. There was a little bridge that went over a stream which was nice.

The leaves are just starting to change. This would be a beautiful hike when fall colors are at peak.

We had a good time. Parts of the trail wasn't marked well. Near primitive camp spot. Looked like people took down and tied up. In another area. I would like to go when the falls are flowing. They where all dry right now.

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy trail, with beautiful falls.

hiking
8 months ago

A beautiful water fall that is easy to get to. You can chose to ride right up to it or hike for the information building (bridge trail). You can go on top of the waterfall and swim and get as close as 50ft from the tip of the water fall. I went with a four yr old and he loved it very much.

hiking
9 months ago

Love this park! Very simple and beautiful

11 months ago

nicely maintained and we'll marked, however lots if sandstone and tree roots so watch out for the littles

hiking
11 months ago

awesome hike!! But this is Laurel falls, not Desoto, or Lost falls

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Really muddy because all of the rain but made it to the falls with all 3 kids in tow!

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Perfect time of the year to go (June) especially after all the rain. The falls were beautiful!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Beautiful! When you go after significant rain, you'll see several smaller falls and beautiful rushing creeks.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fun hike; not too strenuous.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

This trail was definitely easy enough for two dogs to tag along. One dog is around the age of 1 years old and the other a 11 week old puppy and they were able to do it! Then took them to Marsha's Falls which was awesome! A must see!

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

All the trails at DeSoto are Amazing.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

All the trails at DeSoto are Amazing.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

All the trails at DeSoto are Amazing.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Terrible, it is not hike. Good for famielies with the babies.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Was a bit challenging to find the right direction to go in but a lot of fun!!

Saturday, April 08, 2017

a little confusing but a lot of fun!

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