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.

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
3 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
4 months ago

Very easy trail, with beautiful falls.

hiking
4 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
5 months ago

Love this park! Very simple and beautiful

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

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

hiking
7 months ago

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

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

hiking
8 months ago

Fun hike; not too strenuous.

hiking
8 months ago

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
9 months ago

All the trails at DeSoto are Amazing.

hiking
9 months ago

All the trails at DeSoto are Amazing.

All the trails at DeSoto are Amazing.

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