Everyone loves waterfalls! They seem to capture the fancy of adults and children with their noisy tranquility and grace. They are attractions wherever they exist and beckon to travelers that they must be seen to be believed. Some are delicate, some are thunderous; some form a wispy thread of water, some are wide; some descend in small cascades, some just tumble to the depths. The Waterfalls of the USA are a motley lot and can be found throughout the country.
There are of course many other waterfalls of the USA. Here are a few that are found in other areas of the country.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon — Falling over 600 feet, Multnomah is the highest waterfall in Oregon and is credited as the second tallest in the USA when one considers year-round cascades. It is located along the Columbia River Scenic Highway and is a popular stop for travelers to the area.
Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park — This waterfall is the single most popular attraction in the park reached by trail.
Grotto Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Another of this parks beautiful cascades, this waterfall tumbles a mere 25 feet.
Blackwater Falls, West Virginia — Because of fond memories of this waterfall as a child, Blackwater Falls is one of my favorite waterfalls in the USA. It is located in Blackwater Falls State Park, near Davis, WV.
Cascade Falls, Ouray, Colorado — Talk about accessible! This waterfall is visible from Main Street in the adorable town of Ouray, located along the San Juan Skyway in southwestern Colorado.
McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California — This is one of my favorite waterfalls, a small stream plunging from a ridge onto a picturesque sandy beach at the base of a beautiful cove.