Flowing waterfalls in Florida? Although the state’s reputation and topography would suggest otherwise, there are a handful of truly dazzling waterfalls in Florida. Created by sink holes and depressions, these majestic falls can be found all over the Sunshine State.

Are you ready to gaze upon nature’s wonder? Grab your hiking boots or your sturdiest pair of sandals and let’s get going. Here are the top 8 waterfalls to see in Florida!

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Originally Published: November 6, 2019

Florida’s Best Waterfalls

Rainbow Springs State Park (Dunnellon)

You will not want to miss the gorgeous blue waters of the Rainbow Springs. Take a walk through lush gardens and scenery before jumping in the springs below some of these amazing man-made waterfalls.

Morikami Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach)

These beautiful Japanese gardens and waterfalls surround the Morikami Museum. The Japanese gardens cover an extensive 16 acres with walking paths and resting areas. The 200 acre park features natural trails, forests and picnic areas.

Weeping Ridge Trail, Torreya State Park (Bristol)

This beautiful trail is great for getting a workout or just going out for a stroll to see the beauty of nature. Along with all the natural wonders, they also boast fantastic bird watching.

Hidden Waters Preserve (Eustis)

This preserve has a 25-foot waterfall that is just plain extraordinary. The nature trail is rugged and steep, but at the end you get to see a gorgeous waterfall that makes it all worthwhile!

Lake Osprey Trail, Oscar Scherer State Park (Osprey)

This gorgeous trail leads through untouched wooded wetlands. There is a covered picnic pavilion to stop and have a snack or just enjoy the beauty around you.

Falling Creek Falls (Lake City)

This gem has a creek that flows over a 10-foot waterfall to a deep ravine. This park offers picnic tables, a boardwalk to the falls and a historic building to visit. The wildlife and beauty you will see here is truly incredible. 

Disappearing Creek at Camp Branch (White Springs)

Rapids between cypress knees? Yup when “surf’s up” after a bunch of rain. There are sinkholes and caves in this area due to erosion. This area also has a lot of limestone. The water flowing down here creates some of the most amazing natural wonders. Take a hike and check it out!

Devil’s Millhopper Nature Trail (Gainesville)

This National Natural Landmark has been a local attraction since the 1800s. There is a miniature rainforest amongst lush vegetation. A limestone sinkhole and much more! Many fossils have been found here. There is also lots of history to be learned about among the beauty.

Falling Waters Sinkhole Trail (Chipley, Washington County)

This Sink Hole Trail has a boardwalk that leads to Florida’s highest waterfall. It is 100-feet deep and drops 73 feet to the bottom. Wow! There is also a butterfly garden, as well as, a lake to swim in and set up a picnic.


Hi, I'm Paul, I'm a travel writer and I love everything about the salt life. I grew up in the northeast, but we visited family in Florida often ... and I was hooked! I've been writing about the Sunshine State for two decades. I enjoy helping travelers find the best places to stay, to eat, and to play in Florida.

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