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 total overall height

List of waterfalls with a total 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.

   Query returned 654 entries
  Name of Waterfall Total Height     state / Province Country
 
1 . Kerepakupai Merú 3,212 ft 979 m Bolívar Venezuela
2 . Tugela Falls 3,110 ft 948 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Kwazulu Natal South Africa
3 . Tres Hermanas, Cataratas las 3,000 ft 914 m Junín Peru
4 . Olo'upena Falls 2,953 ft 900 m Hawaii United States
5 . Yumbilla, Catarata 2,938 ft 896 m Amazonas Peru
6 . Vinnufallet 2,837 ft 865 m Norway
7 . Skorga 2,835 ft 864 m Norway
8 . Pu'uka'oku Falls 2,756 ft 840 m Hawaii United States
9 . James Bruce Falls 2,755 ft 840 m British Columbia Canada
10 . Browne Falls 2,744 ft 836 m South Island New Zealand
11 . Kjerrskredfossen 2,723 ft 830 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
12 . Waihilau Falls 2,600 ft 792 m Hawaii United States
13 . Colonial Creek Falls 2,568 ft 783 m Washington United States
14 . Mongefossen 2,535 ft 773 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
15 . Gocta, Catarata 2,531 ft 771 m Amazonas Peru
16 . Balåifossen 2,510 ft 765 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
17 . Johannesburg Falls 2,465 ft 751 m Washington United States
18 . Yosemite Falls 2,425 ft 739 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
19 . Tjøtafossen 2,420 ft 738 m Norway
20 . Cloudcap Falls 2,400 ft 732 m Washington United States
21 . Trou de Fer, Cascades de 2,380 ft 725 m Réunion
22 . Ølmåafossen 2,362 ft 720 m Norway
23 . Mana'wai'nui Falls 2,360 ft 719 m Hawaii United States
24 . Kjeragfossen 2,345 ft 715 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
25 . Yutajé, Salto 2,345 ft 715 m Amazonas Venezuela
26 . Tågfossen 2,316 ft 706 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
27 . Kjelfossen 2,313 ft 705 m Norway
28 . Sperry Glacier Falls 2,300 ft 701 m Montana United States
29 . Haloku Falls 2,297 ft 700 m Hawaii United States
30 . Lake Unknown Falls 2,230 ft 680 m South Island New Zealand
31 . Kukenaam, Salto 2,211 ft 674 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Bolivar Venezuela
32 . East Snow Mountain Falls 2,200 ft 671 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
33 . Seahpo Peak Falls 2,200 ft 671 m Washington United States
34 . Sulphide Creek Falls 2,182 ft 665 m Washington United States
35 . Hidden Falls 2,165 ft 660 m South Island New Zealand
 
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