Eight Must-See National Parks Waterfalls


National Park WaterfallNothing quite demonstrates the awesome power and beauty of Mother Nature like a waterfall – hundreds of gallons of water rushing several stories over a cliffside, the vertical stream nestled in lush greenery, the mist and droplets that splash on you at the fall’s base.

Fortunately, several of our national parks preserve many of the country’s most fantastic falls. Many of them are quite easy to reach via short hikes.

Yosemite Falls

If there is one waterfall that everyone absolutely must see, it’s this one in California’s Yosemite National Park. Actually consisting of seven waterfalls, Yosemite Falls sends water rushing 2,425 feet downward into the valley. Depending on snow melt, the falls’ peak flow typically occurs in May when up to 2,400 gallons of water flow down Yosemite Falls every second.

You can hike 1.2-miles round trip to the base of North America’s tallest waterfall. During spring, you may…

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