30 of North America's Most Incredible Waterfalls

By: Brian Heifferon
September 16, 2015

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Whether you have to hike for miles with a 40lb pack or simply pull off the side of the road, exploring an amazing waterfall is always a rewarding experience. Check out our collection of the continent's most incredible waterfalls and start making plans to cross them off your bucket list.

1. Burney Falls

129 ft | California | Learn more.

Photo: Lisa Bao

2. Ponytail Falls

176 ft | Oregon | Learn more.

Photo: Talia Touboul

3. Upper Gold Creek Falls

400 ft | British Columbia | Learn more.

Photo: Niki Pike

4. Gorton Creek Falls

149 ft | Oregon | Learn more.

Photo: Jhamil Bader

5. Falling Spring Falls

80 ft | Virginia | Learn more.

Photo: Sarah Giek

6. Havasu Falls

100 ft | Arizona | Learn more.

Photo: Bernini Ngo

7. Cascada el Aguacero

246 ft | Chiapas, Mexico | Learn more.

Photo: Garrett Gossett

8. Brandywine Falls

229 ft | British Columbia | Learn more.

Photo: Ian Tyley

9. Miners Falls

40 ft | Michigan | Learn more.

Photo: Shalee Blackmer

10. Mesa Falls

114 ft | Idaho | Learn more.

Photo: Josh Packer

11. Bridalveil Falls

118 ft | Oregon | Learn more.

Photo: Michael Matti

12. Kaaterskill Falls

260 ft | New York | Learn more.

Photo: Lucas Gashi

13. Yosemite Falls

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

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

14. Kakwa Falls

98 ft | Alberta | Learn more.

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

15. Minnehaha Falls

53 ft | Minnesota | Learn more.

Photo: Joe Whitson

16. Marion Falls

Oregon | Learn more.

Photo: Richard Bacon

17. McWay Falls

80 ft | California | Learn more.

Photo: Stephen Bellrichard

18. Hanging Lake

50 ft | Colorado | Learn more.

Photo: Nicola Easterby

19. Latourell Falls

249 ft | Oregon | Learn more.

Photo: Michael Matti

20. Calf Creek Falls

126 ft | Utah | Learn more.

Photo: Kiki Lamm

21. Salt Creek Falls

286 ft | Oregon | Learn more.

Photo: Richard Bacon

22. Snoqualmie Falls

482 ft | Washington | Learn more.

Photo: Beau Ramsey

23. Fall Creek Falls

60 ft | Idaho | Learn more.

Photo: Eric Bennett

24. Turner Falls

77 ft | Oklahoma | Learn more.

Photo: Korey Taylor

25. Multnomah Falls

620 ft | Oregon | Learn more.

Photo: Michael Matti

26. Palouse Falls

768 ft | Washington | Learn more.

Photo: Mitch Pittman

27. Crabtree Falls

1,200 ft | Virginia | Learn more.

Photo: Lucas Moore

28. Upper Whitewater Falls

411 ft | North Carolina | Learn more.

Photo: Matt Barnett

29. Gorman Falls

65 ft | Texas | Learn more.

Photo: Korey Taylor

30. Grand Canyon Falls, Yellowstone NP

308 feet | Wyoming | Learn more.

Photo: Josh Packer

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