10 Jaw-Dropping Waterfalls in the United States
Is there anything more beautiful than a mighty waterfall diving off a lofty forest cliff? We don't think so. If you find waterfalls enchanting, check out the 10 unique ones ahead, which are located in various regions of the United States. Don't forget to pack a water-resistant camera — you may get a little wet trying to capture the grandeur of these natural wonders.
Yosemite Falls, CA
A plunge of almost 2,500 feet, Yosemite Falls in northern California is one of the tallest on Earth. Yosemite's not the only waterfall within the park — be sure to check out Bridalveil Fall, Sentinel Falls, and Horsetail Fall, which is known to glow orange during sunset in February.
Wailua Falls, HI
Wailua Falls of Kauai, HI, is featured in the opening credits of the classic show Fantasy Island. Around 80 feet high, it drops off the cliff in two streams.
Calf Creek Falls, UT
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Calf Creek Falls in southern Utah was used to confine livestock. These days, it serves as an amazing attraction for hikers, who will pass ancient rock art sites on the way to the creek.
Arethusa Falls, NH
Arethusa Falls in New Hampshire got its name from a Percy Bysshe Shelley poem about a nymph called Arethusa. The water cascades over the Mount Osceola granite formation.
Ruby Falls, TN
Thousands of tourists flock to Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, TN, yearly. Located more than 1,000 feet beneath the surface of Lookout Mountain, the waterfall is named after the excavator's wife.
Brasstown Falls, SC
Located in a secluded corner of the Sumter National Forest, Brasstown Falls in South Carolina is made up of a few levels. Altogether, it plummets about 120 feet.
Niagra Falls, NY
Perhaps the most famous of American waterfalls, Niagra Falls on the border of New York and Canada runs about 36 miles in length (!). It serves as a natural transition between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, which are approximately 326 feet apart in elevation.
Multnomah Falls, OR
Wear a waterproof jacket when visiting Multnomah Falls in northwestern Oregon. Towering over 600 feet, hikers may catch a mist of the icy water.
Noccalula Falls, AL
Based on the western end of a mountain, local folklore surrounds Noccalula Falls in northeastern Alabama. Tourists can see the attraction year-round for free.
Mooney Falls, AZ
Mooney Falls near the Grand Canyon in Arizona tumbles off the cliff in a 200-foot drop. Head to the top of the site to take the best pictures.