Warm weather is right around the corner, meaning it's almost waterfall-chasing season. You can follow a map to the best waterfalls in the Southern USA for some of the most incredible natural views the country has to offer. 

Check out these nine breathtaking waterfalls located across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee.

High Falls

Price: Free

Address: 1300 Staton Rd., Cedar Mountain, NC 

Why You Need To Go: Hike about a mile round-trip to this waterfall in DuPont State Recreational Forest and soak in the view. Best of all, it's totally free. 

Rainbow Falls

Price: $5

Address: Jones Gap Rd., Marietta, SC

Why You Need To Go: Rainbow Falls Trail is just 2.2 miles (one-way). These beautiful falls drop 100 feet.

Dry Falls

Price: $3

Address: US 64/28 W., Highlands, NC

Why You Need To Go: You can walk behind these unique falls in the Nantahala National Forest and stay relatively dry. Head to Highlands and give it a try.

Hurricane Falls

Price: $5

Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd., Tallulah Falls, GA 

Why You Need To Go: Visit these stunning waterslide-like falls in Georgia for a spectacular view. The trail is about a 2-mile loop.

Amicalola Falls

Price: $5

Address: 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd., Dawsonville, GA

Why You Need To Go: Witness Georgia's tallest waterfall at Amicalola Falls State Park. These gorgeous falls cascade nearly 730 feet.

Falling Creek Falls

Price: Free

Address: 953 Northwest Falling Creek Rd., Lake City, FL 

Why You Need To Go: Visit these mocha-colored falls in Florida for a colorful waterfall experience. This little-known waterfall is just outside of Jacksonville.

Falling Waters Sink 

Price: $5

Address: 1130 State Park Rd., Chipley, FL

Why You Need To Go: Falling Waters Sink features the largest waterfall in Florida. Take in the 73-foot drop into the water below from the lookout point. 

Noccalula Falls

Price: $6

Address: 1500 Noccalula Rd., Gadsden, AL

Why You Need To Go: At 90 feet tall, this rushing waterfall in Alabama will take your breath away. The falls rush into the Black Creek ravine.

Caney Creek Falls

Price: Free

Address: 9915 Co Rd. 2, Double Springs, AL 

Why You Need To Go: Take a hike in Alabama to Caney Creek Falls. You don't need to be an expert to hike this relatively easy trail.


Fall Creek Falls

Price: Free

Address: 2009 Village Camp Rd., Spencer, TN

Why You Need To Go: Head to Fall Creek Falls State Park to see this spectacular waterfall in Tennessee. The falls plunge an impressive 256 feet into the water below.

This route is about 1,530 miles long. Plan an epic road trip with friends to the South's best waterfalls. For more waterfall inspo, check out these seven beautiful waterfalls in Florida

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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