The Most Incredible Hikes to Waterfalls in the World

Experience nature like you never have before


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.[slideshow:102413]

Seeing them roar up close or from a distance should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Some waterfalls are iconic simply for the way they look from afar – rare shade of violet, like a wall of tears, or streams of milk rushing down the mountainside.

However, some of the most beautiful waterfalls are not always the tallest. Plitvice Waterfalls for example, shows off 16 lakes falling into one another, creating a series of waterfalls and cascades. Some are harder to get to than others, but you don’t have to be a hardcore hiker or train for years to trek to them.

Get out there and explore the world; make one of these waterfalls the center of your next getaway.

Click here to see 15 of the most incredible hikes to waterfalls

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