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
 
36 . Mürrenbachfall 1,368 ft 417 m Bern Switzerland
37 . Tugela Falls 1,350 ft 411 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Kwazulu Natal South Africa
38 . Heggheimsfossen 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
39 . Sju Søstre 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
40 . Unser Fritz Falls 1,345 ft 410 m West Coast New Zealand
41 . Ramnefjellfossen 1,330 ft 405 m Norway
42 . Andorinhas, Cascata das 1,312 ft 400 m Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
43 . Blanche, Cascade 1,312 ft 400 m Réunion
44 . Churún Merú 1,312 ft 400 m Bolivar Venezuela
45 . Churún Vena 1,312 ft 400 m Bolivar Venezuela
46 . Mount Taurus Falls 1,312 ft 400 m Otago New Zealand
47 . Skålefossen 1,312 ft 400 m Norway
48 . Wapama Falls 1,310 ft 399 m California United States
49 . Nordre Mardalsfossen 1,250 ft 381 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
50 . Royal Arch Cascade 1,250 ft 381 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
51 . Hjellefossen 1,246 ft 380 m Norway
52 . Ytste Tinjefjellfossen 1,246 ft 380 m Norway
53 . Strondsfossen 1,240 ft 378 m Norway
54 . Bowmar Falls 1,214 ft 370 m Southland New Zealand
55 . Hi'ilawe Falls 1,201 ft 366 m Hawaii United States
56 . Castaño Overo, Cascada de 1,200 ft 366 m Rio Negro Argentina
57 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,200 ft 366 m British Columbia Canada
58 . Widow's Tears 1,200 ft 366 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
59 . Kyrfossen 1,181 ft 360 m Norway
60 . Lehamite Falls 1,180 ft 360 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
61 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,180 ft 360 m Southland New Zealand
62 . Eldorado, Cachoeira do 1,158 ft 353 m Amazonas Brazil
63 . Chain Cascade 1,150 ft 351 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
64 . La Cortina, Salto 1,148 ft 350 m Bolivar Venezuela
65 . Miraveni, Salto 1,148 ft 350 m Venezuela
66 . Stølsmaradalsfossen 1,148 ft 350 m Norway
67 . Vaipo Waterfall 1,148 ft 350 m Marquesas French Polyne...
68 . Fumaça, Cachoeira da 1,115 ft 340 m Bahia Brazil
69 . Nohkalikai Falls 1,115 ft 340 m Meghalaya India
70 . Papalaua Falls 1,115 ft 340 m Hawaii United States
 
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