USA June 18, 2019
17 Gorgeous Waterfalls Across The U.S. Hiding In Plain Sight With No Hiking Required
From coast to coast, you can find amazing natural wonders that will compel you to travel outside of your home state so that you can experience some place new. While there may be plenty of scenic locations that you’ve added to your bucket list for the entire country, there’s nothing quite like discovering a new waterfall. All requiring little physical effort on your part, these 17 gorgeous waterfalls across America are actually hiding right in plain sight!
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1. Grand Falls - Arizona
Hiding right within the Painted Desert north of Flagstaff, you can find a beautiful set of
that's known for having a unique and muddy color. While you may not be required to hike anywhere in order to view Grand Falls, you will need a vehicle that doesn't mind traveling on unpaved road.
2. Rifle Falls - Colorado
The main attraction inside of Rifle Falls State Park in Garfield County, these 70-foot waterfalls will steal your breath away.
3. Minnehaha Falls - Georgia
Just a short distance from where you'll park, Minnehaha Falls can be found in
You'll love exploring the surrounding area amongst the beautiful forests of Georgia.
4. Upper Waikani Falls - Hawaii
Also known as Three Bears Falls, this
is just one of the many breathtaking streams of water that you can find in Hawaii. The roughly 70-foot falls can be seen right from the road along Hana Highway, right near mile marker 19!
5. Shoshone Falls - Idaho
Right along the Snake River in the southern region of Idaho, you'll find one of America's most beautiful and easily visible
that will win over your heart. While you will have to pay a $3 entrance fee to get into Shoshone Falls Park, these falls require no major physical effort.
6. Cumberland Falls - Kentucky
A favorite waterfall for our
residents to visit, Cumberland Falls can be found in the city of Corbin. Often referred to as "Little Niagara," the water flows over stones on the Cumberland River and are roughly 125 feet in height!
7. Wagner Falls - Michigan
Just a quick walk from the road,
is roughly 20 feet in height but will surprise you with its beauty! Right near Munising in Alger County, you'll love this little slice of heaven that's hiding in plain sight.
8. High Falls - Minnesota
Take an easy half-mile walk along a paved road and you'll quickly find yourself in front of one of Minnesota's most beautiful waterfalls. Located within Grand Portage State Park, the falls flow along the Pigeon River. High Falls is considered to be the tallest waterfall in all of the state at over 100 feet tall!
9. Niagara Falls - New York
A waterfall you'll compare all others to,
Niagara Falls are some of the most powerful waterfalls you'll ever lay your eyes on. Located within the oldest state park in America, the falls can be easily accessed and viewed without having to go on any strenuous trails and hikes.
10. Looking Glass Falls - North Carolina
Located right near the city of Brevard, Looking Glass Falls is one of the more popular waterfalls to soak in for our
residents. The easily accessible waterfall draws in visitors all throughout the year and is a quick walk from the road, where you'll be able to view the falls as soon as you park.
11. Hayden Falls Park - Ohio
Right along Hayden Run Road in the city of Dublin, you can enjoy this 35-foot waterfall after taking a quick walk from the parking lot. Flowing along the Scioto River in
, you'll find a boardwalk that features an overlook area where you can enjoy the view of the falls.
12. Multnomah Falls - Oregon
Is it any surprise that this waterfall made this list? The popular waterfall in
is one of the tallest that you'll find in the entire country, located just off of the Interstate where it can be easily viewed.
13. Bridal Veil Falls - Utah
A waterfall that reaches over 600 feet in height? Sign us up! This unforgettable waterfall in
can be seen right from the parking lot, blowing your mind before you're even able to place your car in park.
14. Great Falls - Virginia
Here is a place where you'll be able to experience views that seem as though they've come straight out of a fairytale. Great Falls of
features a series of waterfalls along the Potomac River. It's part of one of the small National Park Service's sites, so you'll pay a small entrance fee to enter the area and enjoy the several overlook areas for the stunning river.
15. Narada Falls - Washington
One of the most popular waterfalls to visit in
, this two-tiered waterfall can be found in Mount Rainier National Park. The Mount Rainier Highway crosses right between the fall's two tiers, making it one of the most easily accessible falls you'll find in the state. The waterfall has a total height of over 180 feet.
16. Cathedral Falls - West Virginia
This is one of the easiest waterfalls you can access in all of
; you'll be surprised at how easily you can view this waterfall from Route 60. Just east of Gauley Bridge, the falls reach over 60 feet in height and are considered to be one of the most breathtaking in the area.
17. Tower Fall - Wyoming
Over 130-feet tall, this large flowing waterfall can be viewed inside of
Yellowstone National Park! Flowing along Tower Creek, the waterfall is just a 100-yard walk from the parking area and be easily seen while exploring in the park.
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