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16+ of the World's Most Amazing Waterfalls

by Matador Creators Nov 11, 2016

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Cascade Falls Regional Park

Fraser Valley F, Canada

 Cascade Falls Regional ParkFraser Valley F, CanadaThis beautiful waterfall and suspension bridge is just a short walk up a trail from the parking lot.
Most of the times I’ve gone I’ve had the whole place to myself.

Panther Creek Falls

Carson, United States

 Panther Creek FallsCarson, United StatesShort hike right off the road. Do be careful with the steep section going down to the base of the falls though.

Falls Creek Falls

Carson, United States

 Falls Creek FallsCarson, United StatesAfter a 3.1 mile walk to the falls, we found the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beauty of the location.

Gorton Creek Falls

Cascade Locks, United States

 Gorton Creek FallsCascade Locks, United StatesA short 1.2 mile out and back trail with 150 feet of elevation gain leads up to this beautiful waterfall.
Best during the winter or spring as the water level is higher.

Journey Behind the Falls

Niagara Falls, Canada

 Journey Behind the FallsNiagara Falls, CanadaJust outside Journey behind the Falls Is the best view of Niagara Falls. You can stand just above them where the water plunges over the falls and you really feel the power. #hiking #touristspots #scenicviews #scenic #photo #photography #photoop #canada #waterfall #waterfalls #water

El Salto del Limón

Samaná, Dominican Republic

 El Salto del LimónSamaná, Dominican RepublicA beautiful waterfall in the northeast of the Dominican Republic.
It does get pretty crowded there so I suggest going at an off hour. #hiking

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

 Nauyaca WaterfallsPuntarenas, Costa RicaEpic epic falls. I say it twice because there are two levels. The left is the lower ones where you can swim in the pool (strong currents!) And the right is the upper ones where you also get a great view below. It’s a bit of a slog to get to, mostly uphill on a dirt road, but hugely worth the effort. #waterfall #waterfalls #hiking #hike

Agua Azul

Chamula, Mexico

 Agua AzulChamula, MexicoOn the way to Palenque or on the way back, hit Agua Azul. You can go for a swim at the top.

Aguasabon Falls & Gorge

Schreiber, Canada

 Aguasabon Falls & GorgeSchreiber, CanadaEasy to access view point just off highway 17. It’s a short trail down some steps and am impressive view when you get there! Maybe you’ll see a rainbow too :) #waterfall #waterfalls

Wahclella Falls

Cascade Locks, United States

 Wahclella FallsCascade Locks, United StatesThis popular two mile roundtrip hike leads to this beautiful waterfall. The trail is well maintained and doesn’t have much elevation gain. #oregon #hiking


Sidès, Haiti

 Bassin-BleuSidès, HaitiThe most magical of places, makes you feel like you are back swimming with the mermaids in an old pirate-era! #hiking #waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

South, Iceland

 Seljalandsfoss WaterfallSouth, IcelandOutside of Gullfoss maybe the other most known waterfall in Iceland. Do the short walk around behind the waterfall for a great view into the valley. #waterfall #photography

The Fairy Pool

Highland, United Kingdom

 The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of SkyeHighland, United KingdomSo beautiful! Miss those waterfalls #hiking

Na Mueang

Ko Samui, Thailand

 Na Mueang-2 WaterfallKo Samui, ThailandGood waterfall. Not to crowded. Cost 40 baht to enter but that also got a free water. Entrance is super touristy and has activities I was against like elephant trekking. #hiking #waterfall #thailand #islands

Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park

Nanaimo F, Canada

 Little Qualicum Falls Provincial ParkNanaimo F, CanadaSeveral kms of trails skirt around a number of waterfalls here. There’s also a campground. Check it out! #camping #waterfalls

Latourell Falls

Corbett, United States

 Latourell FallsCorbett, United StatesAn easy 2.5 mile loop takes you to the upper falls, while a quick walk from the parking lot gives you this view of the equally gorgeous lower falls. #hiking #waterfalls #nature #trails #scenery

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