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The Best Waterfalls In The US You Must Visit

Travelers Today       By    MJ De Castro

Updated: Jul 05, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

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There is something absolutely magical about waterfalls. Not only does it involve a great adventure and a little sweat, it delivers magnificent views as well.

There are numerous waterfalls that are tucked in state and national parks and considered as best kept secrets. People who chase waterfalls travel countless miles just to see the captivating chutes of water that fall down from a cliff or a glacier. Here are some of the most notable waterfalls in America that are definitely worth your sweat.

Havasu Falls

Those who are adventurous enough to face the Arizona heat are in for a surprise. The Havasu Falls is located at the bottom of the Havasu Canyon on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, near the Grand Canyon National Park. Havasupai means "people of the blue-green waters," and its name truly does justice to the aquamarine natural pools at the base of the falls.

Year round, the temperature of the water is at 70 degrees, which is a great refuge from the intense 10-mile hike. The waterfalls and the village can only be reached by hiking or horseback riding. Furthermore, hiking to reach the waterfall is at its best condition during earlier spring to late fall — with moderate temperatures.

Waimoku Falls

Situated in Haleakala National Park Kipahulu, the 1.8-mile journey in the Pipiwai Trail will take its visitors to breathtaking lush forests filled with towering bamboos and a series of waterfalls. The pristine tropical rainforest's grand 400-foot tall Waimoku Falls is a sight to behold.

Seeing the grandiose view is enough to take away the sole muscles. Due to safety concerns, people are advised to stay away from the water. Additionally, the well maintained-trail is known to have an intermediate incline slowly leading up to the waterfall.

McWay Falls

Known as one of the most picturesque sights in the country, the McWay Falls located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park should definitely be on the top of everyone's bucket list. Instead of falling into a pool or a river, the water plummets straight into the Pacific Ocean.

For travelers going to Big Sur, it is recommended to do a pit stop on Highway 1, and take the easy and short hike to see the waterfalls. People who want to try the longer hike can also be treated to a rewarding view of the coast and one of the most famous waterfalls in the country.

Potato River Falls

A waterfall is not the first thing that comes to the minds of people visiting the Midwest. However, the Potato River Falls, located at the end of Potato River Falls Road in Gurney, Wisconsin, will change their perception of the area.

The waterfall is known to be one of the most breathtaking sights in the region. It can be seen from several trails and is divided into upper and lower falls, which has a 90-foot drop from the river.

Hikers can access the top of the waterfalls by simply following the riverbank. It is also recommended to visit the waterfall in Autumn to see and photograph amazing fall colors.

Niagara Falls

Arguably the most popular waterfall in the world, the Niagara Falls is a must-visit destination. Three amazing falls, two of which are American, and the other one Canadian, marks the point where the Niagara River roars over the Niagara Escarpment.

The waterfall has received countless reviews which prove that it is one of the most iconic attractions anyone can see.

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