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
 
211 . Fantastic Pit Falls 586 ft 179 m Georgia United States
212 . Floral Park Falls 585 ft 178 m Montana United States
213 . Søtefossen 577 ft 176 m Norway
214 . Trollfossen 575 ft 175 m Norway
215 . Earland Falls 571 ft 174 m Southland New Zealand
216 . Rusho Creek Falls 571 ft 174 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
217 . Unnamed Waterfall 570 ft 174 m Southland New Zealand
218 . Bird Woman Falls 560 ft 171 m Montana United States
219 . Kaimu Falls 560 ft 171 m Hawaii United States
220 . Silver Strand Falls 560 ft 171 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
221 . Unnamed Waterfall 558 ft 170 m Canterbury New Zealand
222 . Itiquira, Salto do 551 ft 168 m Brazil
223 . Harrison Basin Falls 550 ft 168 m Montana United States
224 . Svøufallet 548 ft 167 m Norway
225 . Serio, Cascata del 545 ft 166 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Lombardy Italy
226 . Multnomah Falls 542 ft 165 m Oregon United States
227 . Avdalsfossen 541 ft 165 m Norway
228 . Lofoi, Chutes 540 ft 165 m Katanga Congo, Democr...
229 . Govetts Leap 537 ft 164 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year New South Wales Australia
230 . Unnamed Waterfall 535 ft 163 m Otago New Zealand
231 . Bowen Falls 531 ft 162 m Southland New Zealand
232 . Tumbling Torrent Falls 531 ft 162 m West Coast New Zealand
233 . Unnamed Waterfall 531 ft 162 m West Coast New Zealand
234 . Ellenborough Falls 525 ft 160 m New South Wales Australia
235 . Hipuapua Falls 525 ft 160 m Hawaii United States
236 . Huallpa, Catarata 525 ft 160 m Peru
237 . Kamarang Meru 525 ft 160 m Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
238 . Katie Creek Falls 525 ft 160 m West Coast New Zealand
239 . Koari, Catarata de 525 ft 160 m Peru
240 . Unnamed Waterfall 525 ft 160 m Otago New Zealand
241 . Fyssafossen 524 ft 160 m Norway
242 . Oshi, Salto 524 ft 160 m Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
243 . Kano Falls 520 ft 158 m Hawaii United States
244 . Michael Falls 520 ft 158 m British Columbia Canada
245 . Beaver Chief Falls 517 ft 158 m Montana United States
 
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