5 Waterfalls Around The World That Are Worth The Hike
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Some of the most beautiful waterfalls are also the most difficult to get to, but with a little effort and some patience, the journey will certainly pay off at these breathtaking locations.
Sutherland Falls, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
This gorgeous 1,900-foot waterfall is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular. You will hike through Fiordland National Park, a wild and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Area, to find it, but it’s definitely worth the adventure.
Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is the largest singular waterfall in the world and is considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s nearly impossible to stay dry when viewing it in person due to the intense mist from the ground, and many prefer viewing this natural wonder from the air to see it’s magnificence in its entirety.
Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazú, Argentina / Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
These falls are actually made up of 275 individual waterfalls and cascades, creating a powerful force of nature that is incredible to experience in person. Surrounded by rainforests, you have to adventure through a bit of lush vegetation to see these falls up close.
Kaieteur Falls, Potaro River, Guyana
Kaieteur Falls is one of the tallest single-drop waterfalls in the world. Located on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park, it sits in a section of the Amazon rainforest included in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana, and amidst some of the most pristine rainforest left on earth.
Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA, U.S.
Be sure to check the calendar before visiting, because this waterfall doesn’t flow year-round, however with an impressive 2,425ft drop, it makes this one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. The falls can be accessed via a relatively easy hike through the national park, allowing you to see this waterfall from a multitude of viewpoints and trails.