World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Tallest Individual Drop

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have a singular individual step with a vertical drop of at least 300 feet / 91 meters. Waterfalls of all types are included on this list, no matter how steep or shallow the pitch, or how many individual tiers or leaps make up the entire waterfall, but only the height of its tallest single step is counted towards its placement on 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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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
Confirmed
2,648 feet
807 meters
Río Gauja
Bolívar, Venezuela
Confirmed
2,600 feet
792 meters
Waihilau Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
2,535 feet
773 meters
Mongeelva
Norway
Cataloged
2,420 feet
738 meters
Tjøtaelva
Norway
Cataloged
2,394 feet
730 meters
Vinnu
Norway
Confirmed
2,362 feet
720 meters
Ølmåa
Norway
Unconfirmed
2,360 feet
719 meters
Mana'wai'nui Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
2,345 feet
715 meters
Unnamed
Norway
Cataloged
2,316 feet
706 meters
Tågbekken
Norway
Confirmed
2,211 feet
674 meters
Rio Kukenaam
Bolivar, Venezuela
Cataloged
2,132 feet
650 meters
Heggurelva
Norway
Cataloged
12. Langfoss
2,008 feet
612 meters
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Confirmed
1,935 feet
590 meters
Kve
Norway
Cataloged
1,853 feet
565 meters
Tverrgrova
Norway
Confirmed
1,800 feet
549 meters
Aisén, Chile
Unconfirmed
1,800 feet
549 meters
Rio Cura
Aragua, Venezuela
Confirmed
1,770 feet
540 meters
Cocahuayco
Amazonas, Peru
Cataloged
1,770 feet
540 meters
Høvla
Norway
Cataloged
1,755 feet
535 meters
Svello
Norway
Confirmed
1,640 feet
500 meters
Toyama, Japan
Cataloged
1,612 feet
491 meters
Ribbon Creek
California, United States
Unconfirmed
1,600 feet
488 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,591 feet
485 meters
Krokelva
Norway
Confirmed
1,572 feet
479 meters
Mutarazi River
Manicaland, Zimbabwe
Confirmed
1,560 feet
475 meters
Montana, United States
Cataloged
1,558 feet
475 meters
Icefall Brook
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,486 feet
453 meters
Corriente de Piedra Bolada
Chihuahua, Mexico
Unconfirmed
1,480 feet
451 meters
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
1,460 feet
445 meters
Breimegå
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,450 feet
442 meters
Unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
1,440 feet
439 meters
outlet of Lake Troup
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
1,430 feet
436 meters
Yosemite Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,411 feet
430 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,400 feet
427 meters
Unnamed
California, United States

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