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by Rasma Raisters 2 months ago in america
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Fantastic waterfalls in the US

Alaska

Nugget Falls are located at the end of the Mendenhall Glacier. This is a two-tiered waterfall that originated from a glacier, and flows into Mendenhall Lake.

You can also view the falls from the water by taking a Mendenhall Lake Cruise. On land, a graveled path will take you to them.

Arizona

Havasu Falls are located on the Havasupai Tribe reservation. The falls are amazing with their vibrant blue-green color that comes from limestone. They are located right in the heart of the desert. You can see the falls on your own, joining a tour, or even from a hired helicopter. If you enjoy the falls and the scenery, you can plan on camping out or staying overnight at the Havasupai Lodge.

Grand Falls tumble down from a height of 185 feet and are taller than Niagara Falls in New York State. The falls are located in the desert, making them an unusual natural attraction. They are on Navajo Nation land, and because of their muddy color they have been named Chocolate Falls. Grand Falls has many tiers with heavy flows, especially during the spring months.

California

Alamere Falls are located in Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, and can be reached after an eight-and-a-half mile hike. These falls are rare “tidefalls” that flows directly into the ocean. They are one of only two such falls in California, the other being McWay Falls. Taking the hike, you’ll see amazing coastal scenery before you reach the falls.

McWay Falls are an 80-foot-tall waterfalls located on the coast of Big Sur in central California. The falls flow year-round from McWay Creek in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park into the Pacific Ocean. When it is high tide, it is a tidefall, that, like Alamere Falls empties right into the ocean.

Yosemite Falls are located in Yosemite National Park and are the tallest waterfalls in the US. The falls are a combination of three falls, with the tallest being at 1430 feet high and known as Upper Yosemite Falls, and at over 320 feet is the Lower Yosemite Falls. They can be viewed from many places in the Yosemite Valley, and one of the best ways to see them is by hiking along a trail. You can also arrange to have an escorted hike.

Colorado

Bridal Veil Falls are free-falling falls and are one of the largest and most popular in Colorado. The falls can be seen after hiking a four-mile round-trip trail. This is an amazing two-forked waterfall that is on the National Register of Historic Places. At the precipice is a hydroelectric power plant.

Akaka Falls

Hawaii

Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls are surrounded by lovely tropical scenery and can be easily reached by a half-mile walk along a paved route.

Kahuna Falls

Along the way, you’ll see wild orchids and banana trees, and you can take a look at the scenery from several viewing platforms.

Wailua Falls are within easy reach from a public road. These falls are known for being featured in the opening titles of the hit TV show “Fantasy Island.”

Waimoku Falls are located at Haleakala National Park. They can be reached along the 1.8-mile Pipiwai Trail that winds through towering bamboo woods and past a series of waterfalls in a pristine tropical forest. At the end of the trail, you’ll be at the lower portion of the Waimoku cascade, standing 400 feet tall.

Idaho

The Shoshone Falls are located in Dierkes Park. They are natural falls on the Snake River, with the heaviest water to fall in the spring and early summer when additional water comes from melting snow. It is referred to as the “Niagara of the West.” You can enjoy a picnic in the park while viewing the lovely falls.

Kentucky

Cumberland Falls flow over 60 feet of boulders creating an amazing mist. The falls are popular with hikers other activities include canoeing, white water rafting, and kayaking. To view the lovely scenery all around, there are 17 miles of hiking trails.

Michigan

Tahquamenon Falls are located in the Upper Peninsula and are a small cluster of waterfalls. Several paved paths will take you to the falls in this forested area. The most impressive of the falls is the Upper Tahquamenon Falls, which comes tumbling down 50 feet. Downstream is the Lower Tahquamenon Falls, and then the waters continue to flow on towards Lake Superior.

New York

Niagara Falls are one of the most famous waterfalls in the world. They sit on the US-Canadian border and are comprised of three falls – American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Horseshoe Falls. You can get up close to the falls by taking the Maid of the Mist boat ride from May through October. The best views of the Bridal Falls are from the glass elevator at the Prospect Observation Tower and the Cave of the Winds Tour. Niagara Falls are amazing when all lit up at night.

North Carolina

Dry Falls are located in southwestern North Carolina and are also known as Upper Cullagaja Falls. The falls are part of a larger waterfall flow along the Cullasaja River. The falls flow over an overhanging bluff so that you can walk behind the falls on a protected path. There are many places to view the falls, particularly along the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway through Nantahala National Forest.

Oregon

Multnomah Falls tumble down in a 620-foot drop. The falls have an upper fall at 542 feet and a second section at 69 feet. with the remaining 9 feet tumbling straight to the bottom. It is surrounded by a lush green forest. You can reach the falls along a trail that will take you to the Benson Footbridge, and then hikers can go the rest of the way to the upper falls. At the top of the falls are spectacular views of the Columbia Gorge.

Ramona Falls are beautiful falls at 120 feet tall in the Mount Hood Forest. It is surrounded by thick mossy woods, and the falls bring up a mist that glows when the sun rays reflect off of its cascades.

Pennsylvania

Bushkill Falls are located in the Poconos Mountains and are a succession of eight falls. There are paths along which you can hike depending on whether you want simple or challenging hikes to get close to the falls. The falls are affectionately known as “The Niagara of Pennsylvania” and are accessible from March to November.

Tennessee

Ruby Falls are amazing 145-foot underground waterfalls. Within the cave, the falls are illuminated for visitors to appreciate their beauty while taking cave tours.

Utah

Calf Creek Falls are located in the Grand Staircase-Escalante Historic site You can hike to the falls. The bottom part of the falls is reached after a six-mile-out-and-back climb. There is a higher cascade offering fantastic views all around.

Virginia

Virginia Falls are located in Glacier National Park taking a three-mile hike, you go through three falls. The walk takes you between Baring Falls and St. Mary Falls until you reach Virginia Falls. It has turquoise water and sparkling pools.

Washington

Palouse Falls are surrounded by a canyon and were named after the Palouse Indians who currently inhabit the area. You can get to the falls by following the Palouse River, and it is pleasant to hike in the Palouse State Park.

Snoqualmie Falls are just off Highway I-90 and best seen from a viewing platform not far from the parking lot. These falls gained popularity when shown in the TV show “Twin Peaks.”

Wyoming

The Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls are located in Yellowstone National Park. In combination with Crystal Falls, this area is referred to as the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. These falls are reached by a tougher hiking trail but are well worth the effort. It is interesting to note that the Lower Falls are bigger than the Upper Falls.

Red Rock Lookout

There are many platforms for your viewing pleasure, like Red Rock Point and Artist Point.

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About the author

Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs.

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