America has scenic geography to suit every taste and a recreational vehicle vacation is a great way to experience it. Build your next cross-country road trip around America's best waterfalls. The falls themselves are a sight to behold and traveling to them brings road trippers to America's biggest landmark national parks and scenic destinations, our guide sheds light on some of the most popular visited.
Searching for the best waterfalls in the country can take a traveler through rough terrain. Expect the unexpected and prepare for it with RV insurance, a fresh set of Michelin tires and by getting to know the available amenities at your destinations.
The 90-foot Mereymere Falls are located in the heart of Washington's Olympic National Park. The falls are less than a mile from Highway 101 and accessible by a flat dirt path, making it easy for RV road trippers to park and walk. Stairs have been installed so visitors can climb to the top with ease to catching a great view and snap memorable pictures.
Whether you're eloping or just vacationing you'll want to see the 150,000 gallons of water that pass over the 176-foot-high famed falls every second! This waterfall is world-renowned for the daredevils who have plunged to the bottom in barrels and for its appearance in big-screen movies like "Superman II." The granddaddy of all North American waterfalls is actually the collective name for three separate waterfalls—American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Canadian Falls. It can be viewed from the American side in New York, or from the Canadian side in Ontario.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee play host to Laurel Falls. Although the Great Smoky Mountains feature at least a dozen waterfalls, Laurel Falls is among the most popular. The area gets plenty of rain to keep the water flowing at this picturesque location. While you're there visit historic Gatlinburg where there's plenty of great places to eat and play. There are things to do that will appeal to everyone in the family!
This waterfall is located in Yosemite National Park in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, which is also home of some of America's most spectacular waterfalls. Yosemite Falls is one of the world's tallest waterfalls at 2,425 feet high. Like Niagara Falls, it's comprised of three separate waterfalls—Upper Yosemite Fall, the middle cascades, and Lower Yosemite Falls. While visiting, RV road trippers can also view Sentinel Falls (2,000 feet) and Ribbon Falls (1,612 feet). The best time to visit is November through July. Peak water flow is in May, with ice forming in November.
To get to Multnomah Falls visitors take the Columbia River Highway. This 70 mile-long highway was the first to be declared a National Historic Landmark. RV road trippers are able to enjoy gorgeous views of various waterfalls as they venture the historic commute. Upon arriving at the falls travelers are rewarded with the breathtaking sight of Multnomah Falls, extending 620 feet tall, the second-highest year-round waterfall in America.