A waterfall is defined as an area in a stream or river where running water falls down from a high place such as over the side of a cliff. Words like breathtaking, otherworldly, awe-inspiring and majestic should be added to this simplistic description. Cascades can occasionally be dangerous if you choose to run them, an extreme sport that is not for every paddler. For the most part, though, they are gorgeous. Seeing them roar up close or from a distance should be on every traveler’s bucket list.