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swimming hole

Park in the small lot south of the falls and follow the trail. If you have a problem with your legs... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
beautiful falls

This was our reason for vacationing in Fort Payne and we were not disappointed. The falls were... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Diane R
Milton, Florida
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Little River Canyon Preserve, Fort Payne, AL
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Park in the small lot south of the falls and follow the trail. If you have a problem with your legs or health don't go, it's a steep clime down to the river.If you make it there you will see it is amazing.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

This was our reason for vacationing in Fort Payne and we were not disappointed. The falls were beautiful and the weather was perfect. We will definitely be going back.

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

If you are a hiker and looking for new stomping grounds, this is not that great - IMO. The waterfall is right off the highway. Park, go about a 100yds and there it is. There is a trail to the bottom of the falls that...More

4  Thank PrettyTwiste D
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Teens loved jumping in the falls. Mom enjoyed laying in the small pools above the falls. Relaxing and fun place.

Thank amberrobinson680
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Love the little river canyon area, our 4th visit to the area and we visit every time we are here! Have been during every season and fall is the best with The changing of the leaves!

Thank OnAir556598
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a very popular swimming area, in a beautiful river setting. The area has a small falls, surrounded by rocks for jumping into large pools of water. It can be very crowded on the weekend, so better to go during the week. It does...More

2  Thank Don T
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a beautiful place and except in the middle of summer it can even be quite restful and calming. However, this is also a place that many people have got seriously hurt due to not being aware of the water, the rocks and the...More

Thank bmclaren2011
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Martha’s falls is a good place to go to while at the Little River Canyon area. Located across the parking lot from Little River Canyon you can take the trail and go about 3/4 miles to the falls or you can ride down the road...More

1  Thank Mjack96799
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This was our first trip and it was awesome. We'll be back. The facility was well maintained including the restrooms. There is access to the falls without a major hike so it's great to take younger kids. Parking seems to be adequate but we went...More

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 2 April 2018

My first visit involved walking/climbing over slippery rocks. It was a little scary. Since they improved the access, it is easier to to view the falls. The road/path is much better. Wear good hiking shoes. Slippery shoes will not be good. I do consider this...More

1  Thank Kathi M
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Skye T
30 June 2018|
Response from Don T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a large swimming area, that is naturally formed by rocks around it.
Karla B
25 September 2017|
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Response from DC1049 | Reviewed this property |
Actually, the falls at the boardwalk are Little River Falls. Martha's Falls, which is really more like a big swimming hole, is a decent hike from a trail accessed from the Litter River Overlook parking lot. First, I am not... More