World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Total Overall Height

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have a total vertical drop of at least 500 feet / 152 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, as long as its total loss of elevation is greater than 500 feet.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Waterfall
Height
Watercourse
Location
Confirmed
3,212 feet
979 meters
Río Gauja
Bolívar, Venezuela
Confirmed
3,110 feet
948 meters
Tugela River
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Confirmed
3,000 feet
914 meters
Junín, Peru
Unconfirmed
2,953 feet
900 meters
Unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
2,938 feet
896 meters
Amazonas, Peru
Cataloged
2,837 feet
865 meters
Vinnu
Norway
Cataloged
7. Skorga
2,835 feet
864 meters
Skorga
Norway
Unconfirmed
2,756 feet
840 meters
unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
2,755 feet
840 meters
Unnamed
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
2,744 feet
836 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
2,723 feet
830 meters
Norway
Unconfirmed
2,695 feet
821 meters
Rio Cura
Aragua, Venezuela
Confirmed
2,600 feet
792 meters
Waihilau Stream
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
2,568 feet
783 meters
Colonial Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
2,535 feet
773 meters
Mongeelva
Norway
Confirmed
2,531 feet
771 meters
Cocahuayco
Amazonas, Peru
Cataloged
2,510 feet
765 meters
Balåi
Norway
Cataloged
2,465 feet
751 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
2,461 feet
750 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
2,425 feet
739 meters
Yosemite Creek
California, United States
Cataloged
2,420 feet
738 meters
Tjøtaelva
Norway
Cataloged
2,400 feet
732 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
2,380 feet
725 meters
Bras de Caverne
Réunion
Confirmed
2,362 feet
720 meters
Ølmåa
Norway
Unconfirmed
2,360 feet
719 meters
Mana'wai'nui Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
2,345 feet
715 meters
Río Yutajé
Amazonas, Venezuela
Confirmed
2,345 feet
715 meters
Unnamed
Norway
Cataloged
2,316 feet
706 meters
Tågbekken
Norway
Cataloged
2,313 feet
705 meters
Kjelfossgrovi
Norway
Confirmed
2,300 feet
701 meters
Unnamed
Montana, United States
Unconfirmed
2,297 feet
700 meters
unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
2,230 feet
680 meters
Unnamed
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
2,230 feet
680 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
2,211 feet
674 meters
Rio Kukenaam
Bolivar, Venezuela
Cataloged
2,200 feet
671 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States

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