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
 
71 . Ryefossen 1,100 ft 335 m Norway
72 . Mardalsfossen 1,050 ft 320 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
73 . Lahomene Falls 1,040 ft 317 m Hawaii United States
74 . Mawsmai Falls 1,035 ft 315 m Meghalaya India
75 . Skytjefossen 1,033 ft 315 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
76 . Turner Falls 1,030 ft 314 m Southland New Zealand
77 . Basaseachic, Cascada de 1,023 ft 312 m Chihuahua Mexico
78 . Tyssestrengene 1,023 ft 312 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
79 . Roraima, Salto 1,000 ft 305 m Bolivar Venezuela
80 . Trou de Fer, Cascades de 1,000 ft 305 m Réunion
81 . Candelas, El Salto de 984 ft 300 m Boyac Colombia
82 . Fachoda, Cascade de 984 ft 300 m Tahiti French Polyne...
83 . Korako Falls 984 ft 300 m Otago New Zealand
84 . Ringedalsfossen 984 ft 300 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
85 . Thalaiyar Falls 975 ft 297 m Tamil Nadu India
86 . Staubbachfall 974 ft 297 m Bern Switzerland
87 . Matawai Falls 951 ft 290 m Otago New Zealand
88 . Depot Creek Falls 948 ft 289 m Washington United States
89 . Veu de Noiva, Cachoeira 944 ft 288 m Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
90 . Unnamed Waterfall 932 ft 284 m Otago New Zealand
91 . Gavarnie, Grande Cascade de 922 ft 281 m Hautes-Pyrénées France
92 . Lady Alice Falls 919 ft 280 m Southland New Zealand
93 . Spissbachfall 918 ft 280 m Bern Switzerland
94 . Unnamed Waterfall 902 ft 275 m Southland New Zealand
95 . Vettisfossen 902 ft 275 m Norway
96 . Jagged Ridge Falls 900 ft 274 m Washington United States
97 . Schmadribachfall 900 ft 274 m Bern Switzerland
98 . Sperry Glacier Falls 900 ft 274 m Montana United States
99 . Volefossen 900 ft 274 m Norway
100 . Tabuleiro, Cachoeira do 895 ft 273 m Minas Gerias Brazil
101 . Odegaard Falls 890 ft 271 m British Columbia Canada
102 . Arpenaz, La Cascade d' 886 ft 270 m Haute-Savoie France
103 . Nervión, Salto del 885 ft 270 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Vizkaya Spain
104 . Sutherland Falls 885 ft 270 m Southland New Zealand
105 . Unnamed Waterfall 883 ft 269 m Southland New Zealand
 
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