TABLE KEY
Cataloged - Mapped, Photographed, Measured
Confirmed - Location confirmed, height accurate
Unconfirmed - Location rough, height unconfirmed
Unknown - Limited or no information available
Inundated - Flooded by dam
Disqualified - Not a waterfall by our definition
Posted - Private property, no public access.

waterfall database

worlds tallest waterfalls
by tallest individual drop

List of waterfalls with a single drop of at least 500 feet in height.  All forms of waterfalls qualify for this list, it is a simple measurement from top-to-bottom, regardless of whether it drops straight down or cascades down a mountain at an angle. For waterfalls with multiple tiers, only the largest drop will count within this ranking.

   Query returned 265 entries
  Name of Waterfall Tallest Drop     state / Province Country
 
1 . Kerepakupai Merú 2,648 ft 807 m Bolívar Venezuela
2 . Waihilau Falls 2,600 ft 792 m Hawaii United States
3 . Mongefossen 2,535 ft 773 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
4 . Tjøtafossen 2,420 ft 738 m Norway
5 . Vinnufallet 2,394 ft 730 m Norway
6 . Ølmåafossen 2,362 ft 720 m Norway
7 . Mana'wai'nui Falls 2,360 ft 719 m Hawaii United States
8 . Kjeragfossen 2,345 ft 715 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
9 . Tågfossen 2,316 ft 706 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
10 . Kukenaam, Salto 2,211 ft 674 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Bolivar Venezuela
11 . Heggurfossen 2,132 ft 650 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
12 . Langfoss 2,008 ft 612 m Norway
13 . Iguapo, Salto del 1,968 ft 600 m Bolivar Venezuela
14 . Kveäfossen 1,935 ft 590 m Norway
15 . Tverrgrovfossen 1,853 ft 565 m Norway
16 . Los Chorros de Cura 1,800 ft 549 m Aragua Venezuela
17 . Ventisquero Colgante, Cascada de 1,800 ft 549 m Aisén Chile
18 . Gocta, Catarata 1,770 ft 540 m Amazonas Peru
19 . Høvlafossen 1,770 ft 540 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
20 . Svellofossen 1,755 ft 535 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
21 . Hannoki-no-taki 1,640 ft 500 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Toyama Japan
22 . Ribbon Fall 1,612 ft 491 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
23 . Wall of Tears 1,600 ft 488 m Hawaii United States
24 . Krokfossen 1,591 ft 485 m Norway
25 . Mutarazi Falls 1,572 ft 479 m Manicaland Zimbabwe
26 . Lake Frances Falls 1,560 ft 475 m Montana United States
27 . Cerberus Falls 1,558 ft 475 m British Columbia Canada
28 . Piedra Bolada, Cascada de 1,486 ft 453 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Chihuahua Mexico
29 . Keana'awi Falls 1,480 ft 451 m Hawaii United States
30 . Breimegåfossen 1,460 ft 445 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
31 . Hakalaoa Falls 1,450 ft 442 m Hawaii United States
32 . Huntleigh Falls 1,440 ft 439 m Southland New Zealand
33 . Yosemite Falls 1,430 ft 436 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
34 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,411 ft 430 m Otago New Zealand
35 . Horsetail Falls 1,400 ft 427 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
 
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