The Little River in DeKalb and Cherokee Counties of Alabama
With cliffs towering some 600 feet above the river and with scenic waterfall vistas, the Little River Canyon of northeast Alabama reminds one of the Yellowstone River Canyon. Falling 1,350 feet over twelve miles, the Little River"s rocky streambed, two waterfalls, and Class VI rapids (expert), offers more similarities to the western river. The Little River flows atop a plateau until it spills into Lake Weiss. The National Park Service calls the Little River Canyon, "one of the most extensive canyon and gorge systems in the eastern United States and one of the South's clearest, wildest waterways." The Alabama Environmental Council considers it one of "Alabama's Ten Natural Wonders."