World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Tallest Individual Drop

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have a singular individual step with a vertical drop of at least 300 feet / 91 meters. Waterfalls of all types are included on this list, no matter how steep or shallow the pitch, or how many individual tiers or leaps make up the entire waterfall, but only the height of its tallest single step is counted towards its placement on this list.

Search returned 562 results.

Key

Cataloged Icon
Cataloged
Waterfalls which are Cataloged we have visited and surveyed in person. Statistical information should be quite accurate (for the most part), and exact measurements will often be available (information is not guaranteed to always be up to date). Detailed information, directions, and photographs will almost always be available.
Confirmed Icon
Confirmed
Confirmed Waterfalls are known to exist, should be relatively accurately mapped and geotagged, and the statistical information available will often be dependable. If height information is presented, it may be estimated but should be accurate. Directions will not likely be available.
Unconfirmed Icon
Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed Waterfalls are often marked on a published map, but we have yet to confirm the exact location and / or whether or not its stature is significant enough to qualify for listing in the database. Statistical information may be estimated and may be inaccurate. No directions.
Unknown Icon
Unknown
Waterfalls marked as Unknown are either suspected to exist based on heresay or a hunch, or we have received unverified information suggesting a waterfall may exist near the location provided but cannot corroborate it in any way. Geodata may not be accurate, the location may not be known at all, and statistical information will be estimated and highly inaccurate.
Inundated Icon
Inundated
Inundated Waterfalls have been submerged beneath lakes or reservoirs, usually a result of impoundment of a river behind a dam, and most often no longer functionally exist (there may be rare exceptions). We maintain records for these features out of historical importance.
Subterranean Icon
Subterranean
Though not common, some waterfalls can be found entirely underground within cave systems. Access to subterranean waterfalls can vary from easy via developed walkways to requiring a high level of extremely technical spelunking skill, including familiarity with ropework and a distinct lack of claustrophobia.
Disqualified Icon
Disqualified
Waterfalls which have been marked as Disqualified do not have the necessary stature or features to qualify as a legitimate waterfall according to our criteria. We will maintain records for entries with this status where the feature is well known and / or may have been historically referred to as a waterfall at some point in time.
Posted Icon
Posted
Posted Waterfalls are known to exist, and we may have a large amount of information associated with them, but are located on private property and are not legally accessible to the general public. Accessing waterfalls with this status should not be attempted without first being explicitly granted permission of the property owner.
Close
Waterfall
Height
Watercourse
Location
Unconfirmed
516 feet
157 meters
Machhakund River
Orissa, India
Unknown
512 feet
156 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
508 feet
155 meters
Hydna
Norway
Unconfirmed
508 feet
155 meters
Ethiopia
Unconfirmed
508 feet
155 meters
Nusselva
Norway
Cataloged
505 feet
154 meters
Bow River
Alberta, Canada
Unknown
505 feet
154 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
502 feet
153 meters
Popes Glen Creek
New South Wales, Australia
Cataloged
502 feet
153 meters
Otter Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
500 feet
152 meters
Sentinel Creek
California, United States
Unconfirmed
500 feet
152 meters
Hanakapiai Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
500 feet
152 meters
Rio Cariblanco
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Cataloged
500 feet
152 meters
Cascade Creek
California, United States
Unconfirmed
500 feet
152 meters
Afon Pumryd
Wales, United Kingdom
Confirmed
500 feet
152 meters
Alaska, United States
Confirmed
500 feet
152 meters
Montana, United States
Cataloged
500 feet
152 meters
Madden Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
500 feet
152 meters
Alberta, Canada
Cataloged
500 feet
152 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
500 feet
152 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
499 feet
152 meters
Mauritius
Unconfirmed
499 feet
152 meters
Canterbury, New Zealand
Confirmed
495 feet
151 meters
Stirling Creek
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Krimmler Ache
Salzburg, Austria
Unconfirmed
492 feet
150 meters
RĂ©union
Unconfirmed
492 feet
150 meters
RĂ©union
Unconfirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Collins Creek
New South Wales, Australia
Unconfirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Mie, Japan
Unconfirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Sligo County, Ireland
Confirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Unnamed
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Canterbury, New Zealand
Confirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
492 feet
150 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
483 feet
147 meters
Pyramid Creek
California, United States
Unconfirmed
480 feet
146 meters
Honomanu Stream
Hawaii, United States

These ads help to pay our bills. Please consider whitelisting this domain in your adblocker to help keep this site running.