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 739 entries
  Name of Waterfall Total Height     state / Province Country
 
386 . Barkana Falls 850 ft 259 m Karnataka India
387 . Coyote Basin Falls 850 ft 259 m Washington United States
388 . Rainy Lake Falls 850 ft 259 m Washington United States
389 . Hectariato, Catarata de 846 ft 258 m Junin Peru
390 . Austrekrägforsen 843 ft 257 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
391 . Encinoso Falls 840 ft 256 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Arizona United States
392 . Kano Falls 840 ft 256 m Hawaii United States
393 . King Edward VIII Falls 840 ft 256 m Mazaruni-Potaro Guyana
394 . Dandongadale Falls 836 ft 255 m Victoria Australia
395 . Hamill Creek Falls 836 ft 255 m British Columbia Canada
396 . Hølgamefossen 835 ft 255 m Norway
397 . Mission Falls 830 ft 253 m Montana United States
398 . Jog Falls 829 ft 253 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Karnataka India
399 . Twin Falls 822 ft 251 m Otago New Zealand
400 . Garlic Falls 820 ft 250 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
401 . Hagoromo-no-taki 820 ft 250 m Hokkaido Japan
402 . Jelawang Falls 820 ft 250 m Kelantan Malaysia
403 . Oolichan Falls 820 ft 250 m British Columbia Canada
404 . Phraiwan, Nam Tok 820 ft 250 m Phatthalung Thailand
405 . Rianbavy 820 ft 250 m Fianarantsoa Provinc... Madagascar
406 . Shannon Falls 820 ft 250 m British Columbia Canada
407 . Sigura Gura, Air Terjun 820 ft 250 m Sumatra Indonesia
408 . Smøreholefossen 820 ft 250 m Norway
409 . Unnamed Waterfall 820 ft 250 m British Columbia Canada
410 . Kambadaga, Chutes de 818 ft 249 m Guinea
411 . Snow White Glacier Falls 810 ft 247 m Otago New Zealand
412 . Svøufallet 808 ft 246 m Norway
413 . Søtefossen 807 ft 246 m Norway
414 . Naka-no-taki 804 ft 245 m Nara Japan
415 . Unnamed Waterfall 804 ft 245 m Otago New Zealand
416 . Anta, Casca d' 803 ft 245 m Minas Gerias Brazil
417 . Turlifossen 803 ft 245 m Norway
418 . Big Goat Lake Falls 800 ft 244 m Alaska United States
419 . Chandler Brook Cascades 800 ft 244 m New Hampshire United States
420 . Cheyava Falls 800 ft 244 m Arizona United States
 
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