Sometimes I have to make sure I don’t run off the road when I am driving through areas on the West Coast known to have spectacular waterfalls. When driving around a bend, I have been known to stare in awe at the cascading water coming down from high up on the mountain. Listening to the water hitting the rocks below is quite therapeutic and is always quite amazing. Here are a few of the most amazing West Coast waterfalls that should be on your Must See list.
Amazing West Coast Waterfalls: Multnomah Falls, Oregon
Less than an hour outside of Portland is one of the most incredible waterfalls on the West Coast. Multnomah Falls was even featured in the Twilight movie series! There is a Visitor Center there to grab an ice cream cone or a coffee after you have made the trek to the top of the falls. There are three different levels that you can hike to. The first one is wheelchair accessible paved walkway and perfect as well if you have strollers. Then you can go up a dirt path to the next level which will get your heart pumping but offers a great view at the middle of the falls. For the best viewing though, you need to hike to the top and look down to the water dropping 620 feet!
Amazing West Coast Waterfalls: Yosemite Falls, California
There is nothing quite like seeing Lower and Upper Yosemite Falls when the snow has melted in Yosemite National Park. The path to the Lower Falls viewing area is handicap accessible and an easy mile roundtrip hike. You can feel the spray of the waterfall on your face and hear the roar of the water as it pounds down onto the rocks. For those that want a little bit more adrenaline rush, hike up to the Upper Falls. The Yosemite Falls are the tallest in North America measuring in at an outstanding 2,425 feet!
Amazing West Coast Waterfalls: Bird Woman Falls, Montana
In Glacier National Park, you can see over 200 waterfalls and they run the strongest when the spring snow melts in June. The tallest waterfall is Bird Woman Falls and drops 492 feet. As you drive through Glacier, you can stop and see waterfalls in all directions. You can even drive through one or even fill your water bottles from a few as the locals do. You can drive the Going-to-the-Sun road which is open June through September to see the majority of the waterfalls. As you peek around each bend, be prepared to be blown away by the sheer beautiful of the gorgeous waterfalls falling gently through the crevices of the mountain.