The Tallest Underground Waterfall in the United States is in Tennessee and It Is Stunning!
Take a glass elevator 260 feet below ground to see an incredible sight!
It turns out Ruby Falls was discovered completely by accident. Nearly a century ago in 1928, Leo Lambert was exploring Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. According to RubyFalls.com Leo named the waterfall after his wife, Ruby. How romantic is that?? My husband has yet to name a waterfall after me. Anyways, I digress, there is much to do at Ruby Falls as they are home to Lookout Mountain, underground cave adventures, gorgeous views of Cumberland Plateau, zip lines, and of course, the tallest underground waterfall in the United States.
The Tallest and Deepest Underground Waterfall in the United States
If you want to see this stunning underground waterfall, it is open to the public! However, you do have to take a guided tour to the waterfall. On the guided cave walk you'll descend 260 feet by a glass front elevator into Lookout Mountain. Once you get to the bottom you'll walk through incredible rock formations and hear about the history of Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls.
Then you'll come upon the stunning waterfall itself. First off, how often do you ever get to see a waterfall that's underground? Second, this isn't just any underground waterfall, it is the tallest AND deepest underground waterfall in the United States. It's quite a spectacle.
Cave Tour Information
If this sounds up your alley, you can find all of the cave tour options on RubyFalls.com. When I was taking a look they have the standard Cave Walk tour which takes about an hour to an hour and twenty minutes to complete.
They also have specialty tours like the Lantern Tour which takes place after hours! And if you're wanting a more leisurely tour where you can hear more about the history, Ruby Falls offers a Gentle Walking Tour as well. You can see all tour options, and plan your visit to Ruby Falls, here.
See a stunning 4K tour of Ruby Falls, below!
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