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
 
246 . Duduma Falls 516 ft 157 m Orissa India
247 . Unnamed Waterfall 512 ft 156 m Southland New Zealand
248 . Fincha Fwafwate 508 ft 155 m Ethiopia
249 . Honganvikfossen 508 ft 155 m Norway
250 . Hydnefossen 508 ft 155 m Norway
251 . Bow Glacier Falls 505 ft 154 m Alberta Canada
252 . Unnamed Waterfall 505 ft 154 m Southland New Zealand
253 . Horseshoe Falls 502 ft 153 m New South Wales Australia
254 . Otter Falls 502 ft 153 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
255 . Cariblanco Falls 500 ft 152 m Alajuela Costa Rica
256 . Cascades, The 500 ft 152 m California United States
257 . Hanakapiai Falls 500 ft 152 m Hawaii United States
258 . Kaina Lake Falls 500 ft 152 m Montana United States
259 . Lady Wilsons Falls 500 ft 152 m Alberta Canada
260 . Madden Falls 500 ft 152 m British Columbia Canada
261 . Northland Falls 500 ft 152 m Alaska United States
262 . Pystill Gwyn 500 ft 152 m Wales United Kingdo...
263 . Seahpo Peak Falls 500 ft 152 m Washington United States
264 . Sentinel Fall 500 ft 152 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
265 . Unnamed Waterfall 500 ft 152 m Southland New Zealand
 
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