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These 10 Epic Waterfalls Near San Francisco Will Take Your Breath Away

San Franciscans are totally spoiled in the nature department, and the waterfall selection around here is one of the country’s finest. Most of these breathtaking spots are just a quick drive (or even bike ride) away. In fact, one sits in the city itself (okay, it’s a man-made one, but so what?!). Here are our picks for the 10 most beautiful waterfalls near San Francisco. There’s just something about water and gravity that leaves us all speechless…

If this doesn’t get you off your bum and out into the great outdoors, we don’t know what will. Any other waterfalls near San Francisco we need to add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (