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
 
176 . Unnamed Waterfall 659 ft 201 m West Coast New Zealand
177 . Eas a' Chual Aluinn 658 ft 201 m United Kingdo...
178 . Cotatuero, Cascada de 656 ft 200 m Huesca Spain
179 . Geltenschuss 656 ft 200 m Switzerland
180 . Heads Leap 656 ft 200 m Otago New Zealand
181 . Kvinnafossen 656 ft 200 m Norway
182 . Kyrfossen 656 ft 200 m Norway
183 . Oltschibachfall 656 ft 200 m Bern Switzerland
184 . Schwarzenbach Falls 656 ft 200 m Nunavut Canada
185 . Unnamed Waterfall 656 ft 200 m Southland New Zealand
186 . Unnamed Waterfall 656 ft 200 m West Coast New Zealand
187 . Kjelfossen 650 ft 198 m Norway
188 . Madakaripura, Air Terjun 650 ft 198 m Java Indonesia
189 . Glymur 649 ft 198 m Vesturland Iceland
190 . Dalong Qui Pubu 646 ft 197 m Western Inner Valley China
191 . São Francisco, Salto 643 ft 196 m Paraná Brazil
192 . Waiulili Falls 640 ft 195 m Hawaii United States
193 . Maletsunyane Falls 630 ft 192 m Lesotho
194 . Vedalsfossen 624 ft 190 m Norway
195 . Bridalveil Fall 620 ft 189 m California United States
196 . Kaluahine Falls 620 ft 189 m Hawaii United States
197 . Vidfoss 614 ft 187 m Norway
198 . Anta, Casca d' 610 ft 186 m Minas Gerias Brazil
199 . Boston Creek Falls 600 ft 183 m Washington United States
200 . Drury Falls 600 ft 183 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
201 . Kahiwa Falls 600 ft 183 m Hawaii United States
202 . Kakaauki Falls 600 ft 183 m Hawaii United States
203 . Rucker Falls 600 ft 183 m Washington United States
204 . Silver Cord Cascade 600 ft 183 m Wyoming United States
205 . Waipo'o Falls 600 ft 183 m Hawaii United States
206 . Nevada Fall 594 ft 181 m California United States
207 . Joranda Falls 593 ft 181 m Orissa India
208 . Jim Jim Falls 590 ft 180 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Northwest Territorie... Australia
209 . Unnamed Waterfall 590 ft 180 m Otago New Zealand
210 . Jordan Creek Falls 588 ft 179 m Washington United States
 
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