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Little River Canyon Northeast Loop is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gaylesville, Alabama that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 436 ft Route type Loop

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This trail is best negotiated east to west as the Northern Edge of the loop is a long downhill trek. This is a primitive trail with overgrowth that used to be an old logging road. Lots of wildlife to hear and see. A very pleasant hike for those with moderate abilities. The trail is on the Cherokee County side of the river.

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Scott Jackson
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This is a long wooded trail, taking you deep into the little river national preserve. The trail itself for the most part is pretty flat and open, but the elevation change areas are a bit tougher, steep and rocky, for what is considered a moderate trail. We started out going east, and that was a best decision, as there is an immediate downhill, followed by a creek that we had to remove our shoes on, due to recent rains, it was about mid-calf deep. Most of the trails were fairly open, but down towards the bottom of the western side of the trail, it’s definitely grown up, with lots of briars. The last creek you cross right before the ascent to trail head, is a deep mud ditch and the creek is probably a couple of feet deep. There is a tree you can make your way across and it was stable and fairly easy to traverse. Getting to the trail head, turn off co rd 103 at the wooden little river wilderness sign that has a large #3 posted on it. This is mainly a gravel road but there’s a lot of ruts. I would recommend a 4wd truck or suv with minimum of OEM ground clearance.

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Vicki Cook
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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

Clint West
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Charline Fulwood
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Debbie Janow
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Vicki Cook
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