Visit Martha's Falls in Alabama inside Little River Canyon National Preserve for a nice short hike along the Little River downstream from Little River Falls.
At a Glance
- 0.8 mi round trip
- Nice View
- Kids OK
- Dogs OK
Gear: Our favorite snacks and camera gear
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Martha's Falls - Trip Details
From the parking lot off of Alabama Highway 35 east of Little River Falls, take the trail to the southeast at the end of the parking area to Martha's Falls. It's 0.3 miles from this parking lot (open in warmer months) or 0.75 miles from the boardwalk at Little River Falls.
The hike is pretty short, but you may be short of breath on the walk back up to the parking lot. There are quite a few steps to get down to the falls.
The view upstream seems pretty inviting, but be cautious of quickly moving water after rains. The rapids on the river can be very dangerous, and there are near misses and injuries every year!
More Waterfalls around DeSoto State Park
While you're in the area, there are plenty of great falls in the DeSoto State Park and Little River Canyon National Preserve area.
- Little River Falls - a must-see waterfall with significant flow in the shoulder seasons right off of Highway 35
- DeSoto Falls - the state park's namesake and possibly the most impressive waterfall in the state
- Indian Falls - another smaller waterfall located in DeSoto State Park that flows into the West Fork of the Little River
- Grace's High Falls - a seasonal waterfall south of Highway 35 in Little River Canyon National Preserve
Martha's Falls Map, Directions, and Resources
GPS Coordinates34.387852, -85.620097
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