World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Tallest Free-falling Drop

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to drop in a true free-falling fashion with a vertical drop of at least 300 feet / 91 meters. Waterfalls with only one step will be included on this list only if that one step drops at an angle of greater than 80 degrees. Likewise, waterfalls with multiple steps will have only their tallest free-falling drop counted towards this list.

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Cataloged
Waterfalls which are Cataloged we have visited and surveyed in person. Statistical information should be quite accurate (for the most part), and exact measurements will often be available (information is not guaranteed to always be up to date). Detailed information, directions, and photographs will almost always be available.
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Confirmed
Confirmed Waterfalls are known to exist, should be relatively accurately mapped and geotagged, and the statistical information available will often be dependable. If height information is presented, it may be estimated but should be accurate. Directions will not likely be available.
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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed Waterfalls are often marked on a published map, but we have yet to confirm the exact location and / or whether or not its stature is significant enough to qualify for listing in the database. Statistical information may be estimated and may be inaccurate. No directions.
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Unknown
Waterfalls marked as Unknown are either suspected to exist based on heresay or a hunch, or we have received unverified information suggesting a waterfall may exist near the location provided but cannot corroborate it in any way. Geodata may not be accurate, the location may not be known at all, and statistical information will be estimated and highly inaccurate.
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Inundated
Inundated Waterfalls have been submerged beneath lakes or reservoirs, usually a result of impoundment of a river behind a dam, and most often no longer functionally exist (there may be rare exceptions). We maintain records for these features out of historical importance.
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Subterranean
Though not common, some waterfalls can be found entirely underground within cave systems. Access to subterranean waterfalls can vary from easy via developed walkways to requiring a high level of extremely technical spelunking skill, including familiarity with ropework and a distinct lack of claustrophobia.
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Disqualified
Waterfalls which have been marked as Disqualified do not have the necessary stature or features to qualify as a legitimate waterfall according to our criteria. We will maintain records for entries with this status where the feature is well known and / or may have been historically referred to as a waterfall at some point in time.
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Posted
Posted Waterfalls are known to exist, and we may have a large amount of information associated with them, but are located on private property and are not legally accessible to the general public. Accessing waterfalls with this status should not be attempted without first being explicitly granted permission of the property owner.
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Waterfall
Height
Watercourse
Location
Cataloged
390 feet
119 meters
Strútsá
Austurland, Iceland
Cataloged
72. Hengifoss
386 feet
118 meters
Hengifossá
Austurland, Iceland
Cataloged
381 feet
116 meters
Illilouette Creek
California, United States
Cataloged
377 feet
115 meters
Åsaelvi
Norway
Cataloged
376 feet
115 meters
High Falls Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
375 feet
114 meters
Linndøla
Norway
Cataloged
364 feet
111 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
362 feet
110 meters
Devils Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
352 feet
107 meters
Paynes Gulch Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
344 feet
105 meters
Zambezi River
Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
Confirmed
344 feet
105 meters
Lucala River
Malanje, Angola
Confirmed
341 feet
104 meters
Måna
Norway
Cataloged
330 feet
101 meters
Mystery Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
329 feet
100 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
317 feet
97 meters
Merced River
California, United States
Cataloged
315 feet
96 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Cataloged
311 feet
95 meters
Snagtooth Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
310 feet
94 meters
Rio Coca
Napo, Ecuador
Cataloged
310 feet
94 meters
Pearl Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
308 feet
94 meters
Yellowstone River
Wyoming, United States
Cataloged
301 feet
92 meters
Van Trump Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
300 feet
91 meters
Mist Creek
Oregon, United States
Confirmed
300 feet
91 meters
Bridal Veil Creek
Colorado, United States

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