The 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America

When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America and start making your plans.
09/21/2015 11:24 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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Photo: Lisa Bao, Explorer for The Outbound Collective

When was the last time you explored a beautiful waterfall? Whether you have to hike for miles to see it or simply pull off on the side of the road, waterfalls never seem to disappoint. Check out our list of the 25 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in North America and start making your plans.

1. Burney Falls
129 ft | California | Learn more.


Photo: Lisa Bao

3. Upper Gold Creek Falls
400 ft | British Columbia | Learn more.


Photo: Niki Pike


Photo: Sarah Giek

6. Havasu Falls
100 ft | Arizona | Learn more.

8. Brandywine Falls
229 ft | British Columbia | Learn more.


Photo: Ian Tyley

9. Miners Falls
40 ft | Michigan | Learn more.

10. Mesa Falls
114 ft | Idaho | Learn more.

11. Upper Whitewater Falls
411 ft | North Carolina | Learn more.

13. Yosemite Falls
2,425 ft (Upper, Middle, and Lower) | California | Learn more.

14. Crabtree Falls
1,200 ft | Virginia | Learn more.

15. Minnehaha Falls
53 ft | Minnesota | Learn more.

17. McWay Falls
80 ft | California | Learn more.

18. Hanging Lake
50 ft | Colorado | Learn more.


Photo: Kiki Lamm

22. Snoqualmie Falls
482 ft | Washington | Learn more.

24. Palouse Falls
768 ft | Washington | Learn more.

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