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
 
141 . Unnamed Waterfall 778 ft 237 m Southland New Zealand
142 . Tysvikjofossen 771 ft 235 m Norway
143 . Unnamed Waterfall 768 ft 234 m West Coast New Zealand
144 . Limahuli Falls 760 ft 232 m Hawaii United States
145 . Feigefossen 751 ft 229 m Norway
146 . Døntefossen 750 ft 229 m Norway
147 . Engstligenfälle 750 ft 229 m Bern Switzerland
148 . Kaieteur Falls 741 ft 226 m Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
149 . Wollomombi Falls 735 ft 224 m New South Wales Australia
150 . Kalambo Falls 726 ft 221 m Northern Zambia Zambia
151 . Diyaluma Falls 722 ft 220 m Sri Lanka
152 . Helena Falls 722 ft 220 m Southland New Zealand
153 . Hirere Falls 722 ft 220 m Southland New Zealand
154 . Unnamed Waterfall 722 ft 220 m Otago New Zealand
155 . Middle Cummins Falls 721 ft 220 m British Columbia Canada
156 . Hidden Lake Falls 720 ft 219 m Montana United States
157 . Margaret Falls 715 ft 218 m Washington United States
158 . Rolinhos, Cachoeira dos 705 ft 215 m Brazil
159 . Ædnafossen 700 ft 213 m Norway
160 . Big Heart Falls 700 ft 213 m Washington United States
161 . Cemerung, Lata 700 ft 213 m Trennganu Malaysia
162 . Garganta del Diablo, Cascada de 700 ft 213 m Rio Negro Argentina
163 . Krunefossen 700 ft 213 m Norway
164 . Tad Fane 700 ft 213 m Champasak Laos
165 . Unnamed Waterfall 700 ft 213 m Otago New Zealand
166 . Unnamed Waterfall 700 ft 213 m Southland New Zealand
167 . Reiårsfossen 689 ft 210 m Norway
168 . Punalulu Falls 680 ft 207 m Hawaii United States
169 . Unnamed Waterfall 680 ft 207 m West Coast New Zealand
170 . Kurundu Oya Falls 676 ft 206 m Sri Lanka
171 . Kjerrskredfossen 675 ft 206 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
172 . Valursfossen 673 ft 205 m Norway
173 . Unnamed Waterfall 666 ft 203 m Southland New Zealand
174 . Unnamed Waterfall 663 ft 202 m Southland New Zealand
175 . Pywiack Cascade 660 ft 201 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
 
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