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
 
106 . Tueeulala Falls 880 ft 268 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
107 . Wallaman Falls 879 ft 268 m Queensland Australia
108 . Parijaro, Catarata de 877 ft 267 m Junin Peru
109 . Kyrfoss 870 ft 265 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
110 . Bambarakanda Falls 863 ft 263 m Sri Lanka
111 . Rob Roy Falls 856 ft 261 m Otago New Zealand
112 . Camp Oven Falls 853 ft 260 m Southland New Zealand
113 . Hunlen Falls 853 ft 260 m British Columbia Canada
114 . Takakkaw Falls 853 ft 260 m British Columbia Canada
115 . Austrekrägforsen 843 ft 257 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
116 . King Edward VIII Falls 840 ft 256 m Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
117 . Dandongadale Falls 836 ft 255 m Victoria Australia
118 . Hamill Creek Falls 836 ft 255 m British Columbia Canada
119 . Hølgamefossen 835 ft 255 m Norway
120 . Jog Falls 829 ft 253 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Karnataka India
121 . Jelawang Falls 820 ft 250 m Kelantan Malaysia
122 . Pissing Mare Falls 820 ft 250 m Newfoundland and Lab... Canada
123 . Rianbavy 820 ft 250 m Fianarantsoa Provinc... Madagascar
124 . Sigura Gura, Air Terjun 820 ft 250 m Sumatra Indonesia
125 . Skrikjo 820 ft 250 m Norway
126 . Tigre Preto, Cascata da 820 ft 250 m Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
127 . Voldefossen 820 ft 250 m Norway
128 . Gjerdefossen 805 ft 245 m Norway
129 . Naka-no-taki 804 ft 245 m Nara Japan
130 . Turlifossen 803 ft 245 m Norway
131 . Browne Falls 800 ft 244 m Southland New Zealand
132 . Francis Falls 800 ft 244 m British Columbia Canada
133 . Hole in the Wall Falls 800 ft 244 m Montana United States
134 . Johannesburg Falls 800 ft 244 m Washington United States
135 . Kapoloa Falls 800 ft 244 m Hawaii United States
136 . Khandadhar Falls 800 ft 244 m Orissa India
137 . Unnamed Waterfall 800 ft 244 m Southland New Zealand
138 . Brufossen 787 ft 240 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
139 . Röthbachfall 787 ft 240 m Oberbayern Germany
140 . Solitary Falls 787 ft 240 m Southland New Zealand
 
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