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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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Type: Waterfalls, National Parks
Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early... more » Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early summer, when melting snow and ice provide ample runoff. « less
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Northwest Indiana
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132 reviews 132 reviews
54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I found out about this waterfall from the ranger at the visitor center in Field. She told us to backtrack about 20km and see the falls. OK, we had been seeing waterfalls all week and I almost didn't turn around, but I had a hunch. We were glad we did. The falls are incredible. I heard they are the second... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I enjoyed seeing this high falls with parts shooting water straight out. You can see it from near the parking lot or take a paved trail to the bottom of it. The drive back to it includes a pull off to see 2 rivers joining together and a switchback road where the curve is so sharp a tour bus must... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Up there with the best waterfall I've ever seen, and I've seen more than a few after living in NZ and spending the last 3 months travelling through S.E Asia. The sheer size of it is impressive enough to warrant a visit let alone the magnificent scenery which surrounds you 360 degrees. It is also not as busy as some... More

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Wellingborough
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

High cliffs make this a spectacular waterfall with lots of spray very photogenic and access right up to the falls by very easy flat path from the carpark, beautiful blue/white meltwater river.

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Mesa, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's quite a rid to get to the falls but well worth it. We drove there from Banff and don't miss Emerald lake along the way.

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Redondo Beach, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stayed at the campground for a few nights and despite the random summer storm that came through, it was worth it to see this waterfall roaring down the mountain. Even for those that are just stopping through, I recommend heading down to the campground area to see the waterfall from a different angle, along with the Wapta Icefield in... More

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GA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The parking was easy to access. Easy walk into the falls and beautiful! There were different views from many vantage points. Quite an impressive sight. So glad we went.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a spectacular waterfall. It is over 1200 feet tall and has a lot of water coming down--you can hear it from quite a distance--so it is quite beautiful and impressive. The falls are about a half hour drive off the main road and there is one tight hairpin turn to get there (but it truly is not that... More

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Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
161 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is a short hike to the very base of the falls where you could actually wade into the rushing water if you wanted to. The falls are very high up. They hit an out cropping about 1/3 of the way down which causes the water to shoot out (like a broken water main), and again 2/3 of the way... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

This waterfall is amazing! Make sure you're wearing your sensible shoes, and I recommend walking up to as close to the falls as you can. It's a lovely view and a much needed cool down in the summer heat.

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