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America's Most Beautiful Waterfalls You Can Actually Swim In
These blue-green waterfalls in the Grand Canyon have a 100-foot chute flowing down red rock cliffs, and you can get there either by a helicopter ride or by hiking for about 10 miles. Located within the Havasupai Indian Reservation, Havasu Falls attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Havasu Falls, Arizona
This 45-foot waterfall is one of the most scenic and popular in the South and has been preserved in its natural state. Little River Falls is a favorite for kayakers in the winter when the water levels are higher, and swimmers in the summer and early fall.
Little River Falls, Alabama
This waterfall in Idaho is about 50 feet high and stands out due to the mix of hanging, colorful, and narrow walls of Jump Creek Canyon, which surrounds the falls itself. Relatively easy to access, the trail leading to the falls is less than half a mile.
Jump Creek Falls, Idaho
Getting to the 80-foot McWay Falls is a simple and short trail hike in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, close to the road near Big Sur. You’ll also enjoy stunning southern and northern Coastal views along the way.
McWay Falls, California
At 189 feet, Palouse Falls is 17 feet higher than Niagara Falls. It is also one of the magnificent and lasting remnants of the glacial floods, known as the Missoula Floods, at the end of the last ice age.
Palouse Falls, Washington