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The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in the U.S.

You don’t have to be a traveler who has traveled the length and breadth of the United States to know that the country is home to countless natural treasures. As for the waterfalls, the massive Niagara Falls are without a doubt the most emblematic, even if the country shares them with Canada. However, she is only a worthy representative among a whole series of falls as spectacular as each other.

If you like to contemplate the forces of nature whose power makes us measure our insignificance, here is a small inventory of the most impressive waterfalls in the country of Uncle Sam, region by region. To discover them, you can easily put together your personalized road trip with RouteXL, and browse it in renting your car with Sixt USA, of course!

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

PALOUSE FALLS – WASHINGTON (LACROSSE)

By virtue of the geographic and geological configuration of Washington State, the site of Palouse Falls is surprising. It is characterized by a huge canyon with an intimidating presence that furiously resembles the landscapes of Iceland. This fall has a drop of 61 m. If you’re on a road trip in Washington State, don’t miss Snoqualmie Falls either.

MULTNOMAH FALLS – OREGON (TROUTDALE)

Multnomah Falls, just behind Niagara Falls, is among the best known in the States. It is one of the main attractions of the famous Columbia River gorges, a site so rich in waterfalls that it is a real pilgrimage site for lovers of these natural attractions. Multnomah is characterized by a drop of 189 m! The site is emblematic of its bridge which spans the fall between its 2 sections.

YOSEMITE FALLS – CALIFORNIA (FORESTA)

Yosemite National Park in California has several waterfalls worth visiting. Yosemite falls are the most dizzying of all. Their 3 sections offer an incredible elevation of almost 750 m, while the longest section dives over 436 m. The ideal period to admire them is from May to June when the falls are fed by the melting of the glaciers and snow of the Sierra Nevada. While you are in the park, take the opportunity to admire the Bridalveil waterfall, also very popular.

RAMONA FALLS – OREGON (RHODODENDRON)

In Oregon, Ramona Falls offers something different. Here, there is no question of a deafening torrent or a dizzying plunge: we are rather in front of a waterfall while width which offers a symphony of water, rock, and plants to offer a picture of beauty and harmony that only nature can produce. However, to be able to admire this awe-inspiring spectacle, you have to deserve it: from the parking lot at Mont Hood park, you will have to walk more than 10 km in the forest.

SHOSHONE – IDAHO (TWIN FALLS)

This fall of the Snake River is, like most of its sisters, particularly impressive towards the end of spring, when the snow and high altitude ice melt. Because of its many similarities to the most famous metered falls in the United States, they are nicknamed « Niagara Falls of the West ». An entire program!

THE GRAND FALLS OF LITTLE COLORADO – ARIZONA (FLAGSTAFF)

This fall of the Snake River is, like most of its sisters, particularly impressive towards the end of spring, when the snow and high altitude ice melt. Because of its many similarities to the most famous metered falls in the United States, they are nicknamed « Niagara Falls of the West ». An entire program!

THE MOST REMARKABLE FALLS IN THE EASTERN USA

NIAGARA FALLS – NEW YORK (NIAGARA FALLS)

Undoubtedly the most famous and visited waterfalls in the United States, Niagara Falls is right on the border between the United States and Canada, between New York State and Ontario. They can boast of holding a world record: these are the falls with the highest flow rate on the planet: no less than 2400 m³ of water flow per second! If you are doing a road trip on the East Coast to Niagara Falls, you can take advantage of our agencies. car rental in New York.

UPPER WHITEWATER FALLS – NORTH CAROLINA (CORBIN CREEK)

One of the must-see attractions in the Rocky Mountains, North Carolina. The flow of the Upper Whitewater falls certainly does not have to compete with other waterfalls on this list, but its forest setting with its huge rocks gives them an undoubted charm, while they do not really have to be ashamed of the power and the roar they give off. It is also a very popular waterfall in the United States, evidenced by the huge parking lot that has been provided by the authorities who manage the Nantahala National Forest park, where you can park your Sixt rental car.

BLACKWATER FALLS – WEST VIRGINIA (DABIS)

This natural wonder of West Virginia is one of the most popular sites in this American state. Located in an idyllic setting, the Blackwater Falls provide the ideal pretext for an invigorating walk in the eponymous park that spans the territory of the Allegheny Mountains, in County Tucker.

CUMBERLAND FALLS – KENTUCKY (CORBIN)

After having reviewed the real Niagara Falls and its “west coast” version with Shoshone Falls, here is now Niagara South, Cumberland Falls! With the difference that here, one does not find the tourist effervescence of its illustrious sisters, in a calm and relaxed environment which makes the charm of the south of the United States

RUBY FALLS – TENNESSEE (CHATTANOOGA)

Ruby Falls is also part of the unusual waterfalls whose particularism allows them to appear in this inventory of the most beautiful waterfalls in the United States. On this natural site of Tennessee, forget the open and majestic landscapes: these falls are… underground! To discover them, you will have to enter the caves of Lookout Mountain. These falls are the result of a long process of erosion, the spring water, and rain having meticulously dug the rock to create this unique waterfall. It is only a few kilometers from the center of the city of Chattanooga.

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