8 Famous Waterfalls to Not Go Chasing

It’s been a long, cold winter, and you’re ready to get your vacay on! But be careful – you don’t want your getaway to be ruined by a misguided aquatic pursuit. We’ve collected a list of famous waterfalls that, while sublimely beautiful, you should not go chasing. Do we need to spell it out for you, girl?


Victoria Falls, Southern Africa

This gorgeous testament to the gushing grandeur of Earth is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Making plans to visit this epic drop, however, might be a sign that you’re moving too fast. We know that you’re going to have it your way or nothing at all, though. Y’all don’t hear me.


Reichenbach Falls, Switzerland

Made famous in the Sherlock Holmes story, “The Final Problem,” these falls boast a drop of 250 meters. Let this be a warning, however: As Sherlock Holmes discovered through his battles here with nemesis Moriarty, all the praying did not help at all and he could not seem to keep himself out of trouble. Both characters fell to their deaths: two other bodies laying cold in the gutter. Listen to me.


Niagara Falls, New York

This famous group consisting of Horseshoe, American, and Bridal Veil Falls produces vital hydroelectric power, plus provides visitors with a bounty of rainbows in the mist. On the day after your trip, you can tell your travel companions, that you seen a rainbow yesterday.


Dettifoss, Iceland

This wonder of Mother Earth is thought to be the most powerful waterfall in the world. Little precious, you might find yourself having a natural obsession to the raw and surging power here, but heed our advice. It will give you some views that your body may not be able to handle, but all you can say is, “Detti is good to me.”



Iguazu Falls, South America

This waterfall lies between Brazil and Argentina. While we don’t want to make too many rash assumptions about the dangers of South America, do be aware of the pervasiveness of the drug trade while on your trek. We hate to say it, but who’s to blame for tootin’ caine into your own vein/What a shame, you shoot and aim for someone else’s brain/You claim the insane and ain’t this day and time for fallin’/Prey to crime I say the system got you victim to your mind? A cautious traveler is a happy traveler.


Waihilau Falls, Hawaii

A horseshoe-type waterfall, Waihilau Falls streams from a cliff side meshed with lush foliage. It will be tempting to go and take a glimpse in the mirror-like pools at the bottom, but it’s possible that by this point in the journey you won’t even recognize your own face. Roads here are treacherous, and it may be possible that three letters will take you to your next destination (AAA). Believe in yourself, the rest is up to me and you.


Huangguoshu Waterfall, China

Translated to mean “yellow-fruit tree waterfalls,” this is one of the largest cascades in China. This sight requires quite a journey, however; just picture your lonely mother gazing out of her window, staring at a son (or daughter) that she just can’t touch. With all of your global gallivanting, do you not realize your hurt her so much? No more lonely cries.


Now that you’ve heard our stern warnings and the dangers associated with chasing these waterfalls, all that we can do is stand back and hope you stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to.