Most Scenic Waterfalls of America

Snoqualmie Falls

1. Niagara Falls, Niagara, New York

Niagara Falls is the most scenic and popular waterfall in the U.S. Niagara Falls is located in the Province of Ontario, Canada in the state of New York. For many centuries, this majestic beauty and the power of the Fall has attracted millions of visitors here. It is one of the most favorite place of vacation especially for the people of US and Canada. The height of Niagara Falls is 176 feet but because of the rocks at the bottom , the actual fall height is only 76 feet. There are 3 waterfalls nearby namely Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and American Falls.

2. Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon, Arizona

The blue-green water of the Havasu Falls attracts thousands of visitors. At 8 miles from trailhead there is a Havasupai village of Supai, you have to check in here at the tourism office. From the village, Havasu Falls is only 2 miles down. Number of visitors are restricted so it is advisable to reserve it in advance. Early spring and fall are the best seasons to hike down the falls.

3. Lower Falls , Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone’s Lower Falls is the most photographed falls in the park. At the height of 308 ft, it inspires huge amount of visitors. It is located in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. It is definitely a must see fall in the park. There are several viewpoints to see the Lower Yellowstone Falls, but the Lookout Pt. offers one of the best views of the fall. It is located in North Rim Drive.

4. Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

This is one among the most photographed waterfalls in US. This waterfall is located on the historic Columbia River Highway. This highway offers many waterfalls along the way. Most of the waterfalls in this highway can be accessed only by hiking whereas to see the Multnomah Falls you don’t have to hike. It is just at the corner of the road.

5. Upper Whitewater Falls, Southwestern North Carolina

This beautiful waterfall is little difficult because of its rugged terrain. The area is not much developed and most of the portion is wild. Deep within this at 411 feet there is this spectacular Upper Whitewater Falls. This area is also known as “Land of Waterfalls” in North Carolina. There are hundreds of trails which takes you to the cataracts of different sizes. Few require difficult hiking, while others take a very short trail on the paved paths.

6. Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most popular scenic destinations in the state of Washington. The height of the waterfall is 268ft. It is a wheelchair accessible area and attracts over 1.5 million visitors per year. Spring is the time is the best time to visit this waterfall when the water is abundant, it looks magnificent.

7. Shoshone Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho

Shoshone Falls is one of the most spectacular and scenic waterfall located along the Snake River. The falls is at 212 feet, it is higher than the Niagara Falls. Best to visit this fall is spring and early summer, when flows of water are abundant from snow melting. The nearby area of falls also offers various recreational facilities, hiking trails, picnic areas, swimming area, lots of scenic view point.

8. Punch Bowl Falls, Oregon

Punch Bowl Falls is another most photographed waterfall  in the state of Oregon. It is very true to its name, the falls resembles to real punch bowl at the base. The height of the falls is 35 ft. 

9. Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite National Park, California

The glaciers carved Yosemite Valley have numbers of waterfalls. One of the spectacular looking waterfalls is the Bridalveil Falls. It is about 1/2 mile round-trip. The look of the falls is breathtaking, but the trail is overcrowded during summer, It is falling above the height of 600 feet to the valley floor and it looks just like a bridal veil.

 10. McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California

McWay Falls, is tiny but it is one of the scenic falls. This is the only waterfall in the continental U.S. which falls directly into the ocean. It is located 36 miles south of Carmel and 10 miles south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. McWay Creek falls from 80 ft. from the cliff to the beach. The view of the falls is stunning and one of the photographers favorite.

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