Scenic Drive - Little River Canyon Rim Parkway

Take the 11 mile (17.7 km) drive along the Little River Canyon Rim Parkway (Highway 176) and enjoy the eight overlooks, with views of waterfalls, dramatic rock walls, lush green trees in Spring and Summer or brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows in Fall, and the river carving its way through the canyon below. Bring a picnic lunch and eat at one of the picnic tables while watching raptors and vultures soar over the canyon.

* RVs and vehicles with trailers are not recommended on this road - sharp/blind turns, steep/blind hills, and no shoulders.

Three pictures - the first of a mushroom-shaped sandstone rock formation, the second of a springtime view of the canyon with pink redbud blooms below, and the third of a waterfall pouring off the canyon edge.
A few of the sights to see on the Little River Canyon Rim Parkway - Mushroom Rock, a springtime view from the Wolf Creek overlook, and Graces High Falls.

NPS / Matt Switzer


Although the Little River Canyon Rim Parkway exits the park at Eberhart Point, visitors can continue their journey down the canyon along Cherokee County Rd. 148/Cherokee County Rd. 275 to Canyon Mouth Park.

* RVs and vehicles with trailers not allowed on this road.
** Motorcycles should use extreme caution as there are very steep hills and loose gravel on sharp turns.

Last updated: March 24, 2021

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Mailing Address:

4322 Little River Trail NE Ste 100
Fort Payne, AL 35967


256 845-9605 x201
Main phone number for Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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