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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
219 helpful votes 219 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
231 reviews 231 reviews
155 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Irvine, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Get here early as the parking is limited and fills quickly, we got there at 10 AM and were lucky to find a spot. A very easy flat walk gets you to the foot of the falls. Beautiful and worth the drive.

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Calgary, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The drive up to the falls is an adventure in itself with all of the tight switchbacks. The falls are very high and impressive to look at. There are nice, fairly flat walking paths. We stayed at the campground at the falls so were able to hear them from the campsite which was a great way to go to sleep.

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