The Little River Canyon 46 travels up Lookout Mountain through the Little River Canyon and the DeSoto State Park but skips Mentone. The route is hilly, continuously up and down along the canyon with a couple of long grades after. Directions to start: This ride starts at the Fort Payne High School, 201 45th Street Northeast in Fort Payne, an hour and a half drive east of Huntsville.

Drive to Scottsboro via US-72, about 37 miles. Then take the ramp Right on AL-35 for 25.5 miles. Take I-59 North 3.3 miles to exit 222. Right on US-11 / Greenhill Blvd 1.0 mile, Left at Gault Ave (as the road curves to the right) 2.0 miles, Right on 45th Street 0.4 miles. The school will be on your left.

 Turn Leg  Description Mile
0.1  East on 45th Street from school 0.0
2.4  on Godfrey Avenue x
1.2  on Beason Gap Road
 One mile climb at 10% avg grade
8.6  across AL-35 on CR-89 /
 DeSoto Pkwy
4.1  on AL-176 /
 Little River Canyon Pkwy

 Optional rest stop, next in 16 miles
11.5  circle the rest area to
 begin the Little River Canyon run!
0.3  on AL-35 at "T" x
Rest Stop -  at Ralph's Canyon Grocery on left
 finish in 18 miles
 Turn Leg  Description Mile
0.4  continue West on AL-35 x
0.6  on CR-295 (rough pavement) x
4.8  on CR-153 / Fischer Road x
2.1  onto Murdock Road (store) x
0.8  on CR-89 / DeSoto Pkwy x
0.6  on Womack Drive x
0.4  on CR-89 / DeSoto Pkwy x
1.8  on DeSoto Pkwy (store on left) x
1.1  on CR-618 / DeSoto Pkwy at "T" x
2.0  onto CR-604 / Wade Gap Road
 (descent with switchbacks)
1.4  onto CR-137 / Gault Avenue x
1.9  on 63rd Street / Martin Avenue x
0.1  on 45th Street x
0.1  to stay on 45th Street x
-   at Fort Payne High School x

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