15 Best Waterfalls In The USA
- DEEPAK KANNAN
- Mar 05, 2019
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Home to some of the reverberating places like New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago, the United States of America is one of the charming places to visit in the world. Be it the culture, the entertainment, the atmosphere, there is something very attractive in the US that makes everyone fall for it. But have you been to any of magnificent waterfalls in the US? If your answer is no, then you should definitely read this blog and plan your trip to these waterfalls immediately. Amazingly beautiful in its nature, these are the 15 best waterfalls in the US that will captivate your senses and leave you dumbfound.
1. Niagara Falls, New York
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2. Palouse Falls, Washington
3. Havasu Falls, Arizona
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4. Grand Falls, Arizona
5. Yosemite Falls, California
6. Sliding Rock, North Carolina
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7. Manawaiopuna Falls, Hawaii
8. Alamere Falls, California
Alamere Falls is one of the unique waterfall in the world that flows directly into the ocean. Sounds crazy right?! Considered as what is known to a rare 'tidefall', Alamere Falls is set on the coastal side. Catch the dramatic sight as the water cascades from a 30-foot tall cliff and drops into the Wildcat beach. When you are done admiring the sight, drive along the coast which is equally beautiful and take a hike along the Palomarin trail for a wonderful experience.
9. Ruby Falls, Tennessee
Located over 1,120 feet beneath the Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Ruby Falls is the largest underground waterfall and the deepest commercial cavern in the US. Fascinating with the natural rock formations and the colorful lights, Ruby Falls is one of the best visited attractions in Chattanooga. It also offers plenty of activities for the kids, cave tours, and Zip Stream Aerial adventure. Visit the falls for the great experience that it presents and the history behind it.
10. Ramona Falls, Oregon
Set at a total height of 120 feet, Ramona Falls in Oregon is not the tallest or not the largest of the waterfalls. But there is certainly a vibe to it that captivates the visitors. Totally dazzling and picturesque in nature, Ramona Falls covered in thick mossy forest looks totally amazing and glitters with all its shine. Take a hike from Sandy River on the base of the Mt.Hood to the spectacular Ramona Falls and back. The natural scenic along the hike is something that is unexplainable in words and is the best thing to do.
11. Shoshone Falls, Idaho
Famous called as the 'Niagara of the west', Shoshone Falls in Idaho is said to be a result of an outburst flooding during the Pleistocene ice age that happened around 14,000 years ago. Dropping from a height of 212 feet, Shoshone Falls is the major attraction in the city of Twin Falls and is larger than the Niagara Falls. The Falls is a great place for a picnic and some of the recreational activities include hiking, swimming, a playground, picnic areas, and a boat ramp.
12. Multnomah Falls, Oregon
Multnomah Falls, at a height of 620 feet is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon and is one of the most visited recreation sites in the Pacific Northwest attracting over 2-million visitors every year. As the legend has it, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a secluded place to take bath. The waterfall is now the centerpiece of the Columbia River Gorge and looks magnificent and mesmerizing. If you want to go hiking, you can visit the information center at the base of the Multnomah Falls which also has a restaurant to dine.
13. Burney falls, California
Burney Falls in California is a waterfall on the Burney creek and is a part of the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. With a constant flow rate of 379 million liters every day that is provided by the underground spring water from above, Burney Falls is one of the few waterfalls that you can go to all year around. Described by Theodore Roosevelt as the 'Eighth wonder of the world' which is a testimony to the beauty of the falls, Burney Falls is well-maintained and the water looks crystal clear. Explore the 910-acre park of McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial that is covered in forest and lined with streams and indulge in the many activities inside the park.
14. Cascade Falls, Virginia
Attracting over 150,000 visitors every year, Cascade Falls is one of the most popular and beautiful waterfalls in Virginia that drops from a height of 69 feet before crashing into a large pool of water surrounded by thick, green forest. A scene that looks totally breathtaking and resembles a fairytale, Cascade Falls in Virginia is one of the most scenic waterfalls to visit in the US. It's also one of the best waterfall hikes in the US so make sure to hike through the popular trails of the waterfalls and fill your cameras with some amazing pictures.
15. Snoqualmie Falls, Washington
If you are a lover of Waterfalls then you should definitely not miss it. Set on the River Snoqualmie in between the Snoqualmie and Fall City, Snoqualmie Falls is one of the famous scenic attractions in Washington attracting over 1.5 million visitors every year. Best known for its international appearance in the cult television series of Twin Peaks, Snoqualmie Falls is central to many beliefs. One popular belief is that the falls is believed to be the place where the first Man and Woman were created and the great mists that rise from the powerful flow is what that carries the prayers to the creator. Interesting right! When you are in Snoqualmie Falls be sure to unravel the mysteries and share them up with us.