Walk the Waterfalls
April 7, 2016
Six waterfalls to walk across
Waterfalls could easily claim the title of The Eighth Wonder of the World. Their grand, majestic stature of flowing water through clouds of cool mist is so surreal to look at—and the chance to walk over one is out of this world! Here is our list of the top six waterfalls to walk over and why they should be on your bucket list to visit!
Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
Discovered in 1541, this magnificent spectacle, which carries the moniker name “Big Water,” originates from the Iguazu River, is composed of 275 individual dropoffs and stretches along the border of Brazil and Argentina. Divided under two countries, it’s officially owned by two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Iguazu National Park in Argentina and the Iguacu National Park in Brazil.
Plitvice Lakes National Parks, Croatia
Eden comes to mind when it comes to the waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. The park earned its claim as the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. It has also made the roster of the UNESCO World Heritage (add link) register. Due to its famous cascading arrangement, sixteen lakes are visible as you walk along the footbridge by the falls. Each lake is distinct in color, ranging from green to grey to blue, and the whole park is a vision of harmoniously saturated hues.
Multnomah Falls, USA
Standing over six hundred feet tall, this exhilarating waterfall comes with a unique story of its own. According to Native American urban legend, Multnomah Falls creation came about to win the love of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe. Currently, you can walk across the waterfall by crossing over the Benson Bridge to get a mind-boggling point of view!
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Easily considered one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls is also the largest in the world. Imagine walking across this natural wonder! Earning its title as “one of the greatest attractions in Africa,” Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River and defines the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Local tribes have described the waterfall as “the smoke that thunders,” as you can hear the noise of the falls from forty kilometers away and see the mist rising from over four hundred meters!
The Falls at Neuschwanstein, Germany
Walk through a fairy tale from the bridge over the falls of the world-famous Schloss Neuschwanstein, also known as Neuschwanstein Castle located in Germany’s southern region of Bavaria. Although King Ludwig II originally built the castle to withdraw from public life and to memorialize his love of Wagner’s operas, the structure is now one of the most visited destinations in Germany. From the lookout bridge you’ll enjoy stunning scenic views of the castle and its surrounding landscapes, such as the majestic Alps in the distance. After one visit here you’ll understand why the picture-perfect views and architecture were the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle.
Niagara Falls, USA/Canada
Of course, this list would not be completed without Niagara Falls. The thunderous beauty has a vertical drop of 165 feet and is a collection of three waterfalls—the Horseshoe Falls (Canadian side), the American Falls (American side), and Bridal Veil Falls (named for its appearance). See the falls in all their glory when you walk through the mystic, boundless clouds on Rainbow Bridge of Niagara Falls. The sheer magnitude of the flowing water is exhilarating, as Niagara Falls is known to have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world. In fact, the powerful, mountainous beauty acts as a recreational park for sightseeing and a valuable source of hydroelectric power. See why it’s one of the most visited waterfalls in the world?
Ready to take the greatest adventure of your life and walk over the falls? Let us know which is your top bucket-list pick. We’d love to hear it!