America’s wondrous waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of nature’s most dramatic features. Some are easily found cascading through our national parks while others are tucked away in quieter corners of the country.

Here are 20 spectacular waterfalls in the United States that we think will take your breath away.

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Vernal Fall

Vernal Fall as seen from the Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park, Calif. (Photo: Robert Harding World Imagery/Getty Images)

Watkins Glen State Park waterfall

A waterfall gorge at Watkins Glen State Park in Watkins Glen, NY. (Photo: Mihai Andritoiu/iStockphoto/Getty Images)

American Falls

Tourists take the Cave of the Winds tour near the base of the American Falls, one of the three falls that make up Niagara Falls in N.Y. (Photo: Vincent Boisvert/Moment RF/Getty Images)

Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls, on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, in Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. (Corbis/Getty Images)

Grand falls at sunset

Grand Falls on Little Colorado River at sunset in Flagstaff, Ariz. (Photo: Darren White Photography/Getty Images)

Alamere Falls

Alamere Falls in at Point Reyes National Seashore in Bolinas, Calif. This is one of few waterfalls that drops off directly into the Pacific Ocean. (Photo: Eddie Hernandez Photography/iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Lower Yosemite Falls

Tourists flock to Lower Yosemite Falls at Yosemite National Park in Yosemite Valley, Calif. (Photo: Eddie Hernandez Photography/iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Akaka Falls

At Akaka Falls in Akaka Falls State Park, located along the northeastern Hamakua Coast, on Hawaii Island, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. Akaka Falls is perhaps the Big Island’s most famous waterfall. (Photo: Lana Canada/iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Palouse Falls State Park

The sun sets over Palouse Falls, plunging into deep canyon at Palouse Falls State Park in LaCrosse, Wash. (Photo: Anna Gorin/Moment RM/Getty Images)

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls at the Columbia River Gorge in Multnomah County, Ore. (Photo: Frank Krahmer/Corbis/Getty Images)

Shoshone Falls

A spectacular aerial view of Shoshone Falls, or the Niagara of the West, on the Snake River, Jerome/Twin Falls County, Idaho. (Photo: iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Manawaiopuna Falls

Manawaiopuna Falls on Kauai Island, Hawaii. You may recognize it as the waterfall in the 1993 film “Jurassic Park.” (Photo: iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Ramona Falls

Ramona Falls at Mount Hood National Forest in Mount Hood, Ore. (Photo: Purestock/Getty Images)

Triple Falls

Oneonta Creek’s Triple Falls in Western, Gorge, Ore. (Photo: Danny Warren/iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls in Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin, Ky. (Photo: Danita Delimont/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls is an underground waterfall in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo: Franz-Marc Frei/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images)

Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Calif. (Photo: Jorge Villalba/E+/Getty Images)

Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls in Blackwater Falls State Park, Tucker County, W. Va. (Photo: Sherry Galey/Moment Open/Getty Images)

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls in Valdez, Alaska. (Photo: First Light/Getty Images)

Burney Falls

Burney Falls at McArthur-Burney Falls State Park north of Burney, Calif. (Photo: James/Meyer/EyeEm/Getty Images)