8 Most Beautiful Waterfalls In The US
The Palouse Falls
The Palouse Falls plunges fiercely over the side of a canyon into the Palouse River in southeast Washington. The falls, 198 ft in height, consists of an upper falls with a drop of some 20 feet, and a lower falls with a drop of about 180 feet. In 2014, it was honored as the official state waterfall of Washington.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for the three waterfalls Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls that straddle the international border between Canada and the US. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. And have the highest flow rate in the world.
Grand Falls, also known as Chocolate Falls, is located in the Painted Desert of Arizona in Navajo Nation. It is famous for its extremely muddy waters, which is a big part of the contributor to Little Colorado River opacity. It is also said that the waterfalls are analogous to flowing chocolate depending on the amount of water present.
Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park is the highest waterfall in North America, dropping a total of 2,425 feet (739 m) from the top of the upper fall to the base of the lower fall. The cascade is broken into three sections: Upper Yosemite Fall, Middle Cascades, and Lower Yosemite Fall.
Ramona Falls is a waterfall located in forest on the west side of Mount Hood, Oregon, United States. The falls are about 120 feet (37 m) tall overall, consisting of a wall of cascades, resembling a veil of lace draped over the mossy rocks of Mt. Hood. You can get there on foot through the Ramona Falls Trailhead.
Manawaiopuna Falls, also known as Jurassic Falls, is a privately owned waterfall dropping through the Hanapepe Valley on Kauai Island, Hawaii. What makes it special is that it once served as the background of several scenes in Steven Spielberg's 1993 dino classic film Jurassic Park. You can view its scenery on a helicopter.
Sliding Rock is a rock and small slide-type waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest, near Brevard, North Carolina. It is so named because visitors can slide all the way down this 60-foot long, gently sloped waterfall to a large and deep pool at the bottom. It's most popular for cooling off in the summer.
Shoshone Falls, sometimes called the "Niagara of the West", is a waterfall on the Snake River in southern Idaho. It is 212 feet (65 m) high???45 feet (14 m) higher than Niagara Falls. Shoshone Falls is best viewed in the spring when water levels are typically at their highest.