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
 
631 . Billy Goat Falls 590 ft 180 m Waikato New Zealand
632 . Izi Falls 590 ft 180 m Northern Province Zambia
633 . Murchison Falls 590 ft 180 m Alberta Canada
634 . Twin Falls 590 ft 180 m British Columbia Canada
635 . Unnamed Waterfall 590 ft 180 m Otago New Zealand
636 . Jordan Creek Falls 588 ft 179 m Washington United States
637 . Fantastic Pit Falls 586 ft 179 m Georgia United States
638 . Floral Park Falls 585 ft 178 m Montana United States
639 . Naiad Falls 583 ft 178 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year British Columbia Canada
640 . Cautley Spout 580 ft 177 m England United Kingdo...
641 . Macacos, Cachoeira dos 580 ft 177 m Brazil
642 . Twin Falls 580 ft 177 m Washington United States
643 . Unnamed Waterfall 580 ft 177 m Otago New Zealand
644 . Holts Creek Falls 577 ft 176 m Canterbury New Zealand
645 . Routeburn Falls 577 ft 176 m Otago New Zealand
646 . Strútsfoss 575 ft 175 m Austurland Iceland
647 . Trollfossen 575 ft 175 m Norway
648 . Unnamed Waterfall 575 ft 175 m British Columbia Canada
649 . Crypt Falls 574 ft 175 m Alberta Canada
650 . Lennox Falls 574 ft 175 m Otago New Zealand
651 . Earland Falls 571 ft 174 m Southland New Zealand
652 . Rusho Creek Falls 571 ft 174 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
653 . Unnamed Waterfall 570 ft 174 m Southland New Zealand
654 . Vøringsfossen 567 ft 173 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
655 . Mary Waterfall 564 ft 172 m Canterbury New Zealand
656 . Gluterfossen 561 ft 171 m Norway
657 . Alkali Falls 560 ft 171 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Oregon United States
658 . O'opulele Falls 560 ft 171 m Hawaii United States
659 . Silver Strand Falls 560 ft 171 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
660 . Bølifossen 558 ft 170 m Norway
661 . Ogimori-daki 558 ft 170 m Mie Japan
662 . Unnamed Waterfall 558 ft 170 m Canterbury New Zealand
663 . Unnamed Waterfall 558 ft 170 m Southland New Zealand
664 . Kjotånafossen 555 ft 169 m Norway
665 . Bridal Veil Falls 551 ft 168 m Canterbury New Zealand
 
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