Alabama

Little River Canyon Falls

If you’re visiting the Preserve, make sure to stop by Little River Canyon Falls. This spot is a must-see located near the Little River Canyon Visitor Center off Highway 35 and next to the bridge in Gaylesville, Alabama. Little River Canyon begins here with a stunning 45-foot waterfall. Any time of year, Little River Falls is a breathtaking destination. However, it’s important to note that the rocks can be very slippery, and visitors must keep at least 50 feet away from the falls’ edge to comply with the law. For safety reasons, visitors may not climb over the rails or fencing, as these barriers are in place to protect them.

It’s important to be aware that this area is closed after dark, and parking is not allowed during park closure. Camping is also prohibited in the park. But there is no charge to enjoy this stunning outdoor space, ideal for family outings. A shaded picnic area has many tables and barbeque grills at the end of the large parking lot. Restrooms are conveniently available in the center of the parking lot.

It’s just a short walk to get to the waterfall. If you’re interested in checking out Little Falls, which is also called Martha’s Falls or Hippie Hole, you can continue on the trail that leads through the woods. The trail is around 3/4 mile long, and the last 200 feet can be a bit tricky because of the steep and uneven rock steps. If you’d like to take your time and see more of the scenery, you can take the boardwalk trail that goes under the bridge and through the woods. This will take you to the Little River Canyon Center (Visitor Center). From the bridge, there are two spots where you can sit and enjoy the view of the falls.

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