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An Overlook to Graces High Falls, Alabama’s Tallest Waterfall

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Nestled within the tranquil 14,000 acre Little River Canyon National Preserve flows Graces High Falls. Graces High Falls drop 133 feet over the rocky cliffs into the peaceful canyon below. This seasonal waterfall is one of many gorgeous waterfalls in the Fort Payne area.

This waterfall has been claimed to be the tallest in the entire state of Alabama.

Violet Sky’s Visit

During my visit to the area I found the entire canyon to provide stunning views. This waterfall is absolutely gorgeous when flowing as it falls from the top of a canyon ridge into the valley below.

This picturesque natural beauty was an awesome place to stop and snap a few photos. My visit happened to occur while it was raining so there was a steady flow of water going over the falls.

How to Visit 

Graces High Falls are located in the Little River Canyon National Preserve. A short drive along Highway 176 will bring you to the overlook. A marker has been placed beside the road to point out the overlook site.

Please be aware that Grace’s High Falls are seasonal. To have the best chance of viewing a flowing waterfall, be sure to visit during the winter, early spring or after a heavy rain. Most likely summertime visits will not provide a chance to see the falls with water.

The waterfall is free to visit with pull up parking alongside the road. Please be cautious as the overlook is on the side of a steep canyon.

At the site there is a bench and plaque that offer a peaceful place to relax and watch Graces High Falls. The waterfall is located on the opposite site of the canyon from the observation point. It is located almost directly across from the location of the plaque.

For more information from the National Park Service, please visit click here.

Thanks for reading and as always, keep on truckin’.

-Violet Sky

Violet Sky at Graces High Falls, Fort Payne, Alabama
Violet Sky at Graces High Falls, Fort Payne, Alabama
Violet Sky at Graces High Falls, Fort Payne, Alabama
Violet Sky at Graces High Falls, Fort Payne, Alabama
Violet Sky at Graces High Falls, Fort Payne, Alabama
Violet Sky at Graces High Falls, Fort Payne, Alabama

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