8 Waterfalls You Have to See to Believe
Top Secret Waterfalls brings viewers to the brink of some of the most sublime precipices on the planet. Take a trip through Mother Nature’s spectacular family album with this collection of cascades.
Burney Falls; Burney, Calif.Teddy Roosevelt once described the 129-foot Burney Falls, nestled in 910 acres of northern California forest, as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Dry summer conditions don’t diminish Burney’s beauty, since its source is an underground spring. Rain or shine, 379 million liters of water tumble over the falls every day. 960 1280
Burney Falls; Burney, Calif.The pool below Burney Falls would be a rather bracing swimming hole, since the snowmelt that feeds it maintains a temperature of about 42 degrees. The creek above and below the falls, however, is popular with fly fisherman (and the trout they catch and release there). 960 1280
Great Falls; Rock Island State Park, Tenn.
Great Falls is accessible to more leisurely waterfall aficionados by means of parking lots at the old cotton mill. The slick limestone terrain that surrounds it also offers challenges to more adventurous hikers. As part of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau (which rises in some spots to more than a thousand feet above the Tennessee Valley), the landscape is dramatic—and sometimes difficult to navigate.