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Address: Little River Canyon Preserve, Fort Payne, AL
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A wonderful hike to Martha's Falls

We went at the end of March so we had trail to ourselves and found the falls empty of people once we arrived. I understand it can be crowded during the summer months. The falls... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went at the end of March so we had trail to ourselves and found the falls empty of people once we arrived. I understand it can be crowded during the summer months. The falls were nice and we enjoyed the tranquility. The trail begins 'easy' but gets 'strenuous' at the end as you have to climb down to the... More 

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Thank D C
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited Little River Canyon National Preserve and while there decided to hike to Marthas Falls. We started from the Little River Falls parking lot. The NPS website lists the hike as 3/4 mile one way. For the most part the trail is relatively flat and of moderate difficulty. There are parts that are quite rocky but... More 

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Wellington, Florida, USA
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely views from the riverbed at these falls. Worth the short hike down to the water's edge. Some steep steps at the end; may. It be suitable for small children. 25-30minute hike in each direction from Little Canyon falls ramp

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Thank Partyof5FL
Fort Payne, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great little hike and a beautiful area, however...please use caution if you decide to jump off and in the water. Seems too many out of towners don't know if you don't land just so, that you are probably going to bust a bone. It is a great place to swim but check out the area before you... More 

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Sylvania, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This was my first trip to Martha's Falls "aka" Hippie Hole, I will be back and more prepared. The walk down isn't bad at all unless you have bad knees and problems with steps, however the treck back up the man-made stone steps was another story for me. I had to stop several times to catch my breath, but the... More 

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Atlanta
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great place for family fun. In addition to the atherosclerosis positive reviews here are a few tips : 1. Bring water shoes. Occasionally there is broken glass and you will be walking on rocks both in the water and outside the water. 2. The rocks in the water are extremely slippery. Go in monkey style on all fours and don't... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was the highlight of my trip, and I went to a lot of cool places. If you are in Alabama, you must go to the hippie hole! Leading down to the hole is a hike on steps(made out of rocks, so go slow) Caution: there is a bunch of teenagers there so it is not really a good place... More 

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Thank kelseyelise7
Jasper, Alabama
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

These 53 foot falls creating this swimming canyon are so unique at the top of Look Out Mountain. They are beautiful & you feel as if you're back in the 60's/70's almost. No trash. No frills. Just the beauty of what God made!

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Thank BecknShawn
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

From the parking lot at Little River Falls, it's a 3/4 mile hike on a rocky trail to a steep set of rock steps down to a great swimming area. Aside from the sign marking the entrance from the parking lot, the trail is not well marked; stay straight and on top of the ridge until you get to the... More 

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Thank Susie S
Cedar Bluff, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

The falls are really beatiful. When we went it during the seasonal low flows in the canyon, that made it really easy to cross the river, that may not be possible during periods of higher flow.

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