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Anyone who’s ever visited Niagara Falls, Yosemite and a few other famous waterfalls in the United States probably has a personal list of their favorite falls.
Visiting these waterfalls brings the opportunity to view some of the most spectacular sights on earth. There are few natural wonders that are filled with such awe-inspiring beauty, capturing what’s best about being alive on this magnificent place we call USA.
1. Niagra Falls, NY, USA
Niagara Falls: Known for their massive beauty that lures people from all around the world (especially newlyweds!), Niagara Falls separates Ontario, Canada, from New York state. Horseshoe Falls, on the Canadian side, is about 2,600 feet wide, while the American Falls is 1,060 feet wide.
2. Yellowstone Lower Falls, Geyser – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States.
Yellowstone Falls consist of two major waterfalls on the Yellowstone River, within Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States. As the Yellowstone river flows north from Yellowstone Lake, it leaves the Hayden Valley and plunges first over Upper Yellowstone Falls and then a quarter mile downstream over Lower Yellowstone Falls, at which point it then enters the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, which is up to 1,000 feet deep.The brink of the upper falls marks the junction bet…
3. Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge | Oregon, USA
Portland Oregon – Multnomah Fallsdely advertised as the 4th tallest waterfall in the United States (which it is not, more later), and named in virtually every World Book and Almanac under the “tallest waterfalls of the world” section, Multnomah Falls is the undisputed best waterfall in Oregon
4. Lower Lewis River Falls ~ Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington
If you would like to go for a day trip that you will never forget, try this one. From Woodland, Washington (I-5 exit 21), drive east on 503. You will pass by the three dams on the North Fork Lewis river. First is Merwin. There is a nice park here if you want to take a little rest stop and view Lake Merwin. Driving on up the highway you will have access to beautiful view points suitable for taking pictures or just looking out at the amazing scenery. The next reservoir is Yale. Keep on driving …
5. Breathtaking Elowah Falls, Oregon
The often overlooked Elowah Falls rush just off of the Historic Columbia River Highway. Tucked away in a giant amphitheater of basalt, Elowah Falls drops cascading water an impressive 280 feet from McCord Creek. As you make your way through the forest, be sure to avoid the ubiquitous poison oak. Also note that trail intersection signs were missing the directional indications for Elowah Falls, so kind hikers have added the appropriate information.
6. Snoqualmie Falls in Washington State, USA
Snoqualmie Falls is one of Washington state’s most popular scenic attractions. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year. At the falls, you will find a two-acre park, gift shop, observation deck, the Salish Lodge and the famous 270 foot waterfall.
7. Waterfall in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Glacier National Park in Montana is the most incredible place I have ever been. I loved heart-stopping views of the majestic mountains, the crystal clear blue waters, and just driving down the “Going to the sun road” looking over the clifs. Not to mention white water rafting, horseback riding, and just relaxing in the sun with nothing but great views.
8. Rainbow Falls, Watkins Glen, New York
Rainbow Falls Watkins Glen State Park, New York – This place is usually filled with people. The best time to take photos without anybody in the pictures is at 7 am before sunrising. Plus, you don’t need to pay the $8 entrance fee.
Watkins Glen State Park in the Fingerlakes region of New York has a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen’s stream descends 400 feet, past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls. Rim trails overlook the gorge. Campsites and picnic facilities are available, as well as an Olympic-size pool.
9. Waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, USA
Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts 800 miles of hiking trails, up rugged Appalachian Mountain peaks — 16 of them greater than 6,000 feet. Straddling the mountainous border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the park is traversed by rivers and streams that reveal countless waterfalls. Part of the park’s appeal is the diversity of recreation available there, from picnics and scenic drives to hiking and wildlife watching.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits between North Carolina and Tennessee, meaning it is not only in a natural wonderland of waterfalls, wildflowers, and wildlife, but also in the heart of some incredible culinary options.
10. Middle Falls of Letchworth State Park, New York, US
Middle Falls – Letchworth State Park in New York Is a magical place. This was taken from inspiration point. It’s a great spot to end your day walking around in this park.