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
 
36 . Seahpo Peak Falls 2,200 ft 671 m Washington United States
37 . Sulphide Creek Falls 2,182 ft 665 m Washington United States
38 . Hidden Falls 2,165 ft 660 m Otago New Zealand
39 . Kahiwa Falls 2,165 ft 660 m Hawaii United States
40 . Heggurfossen 2,132 ft 650 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
41 . Tyssestrengene 2,120 ft 646 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
42 . Mardalsfossen 2,116 ft 645 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
43 . Aimoo Falls 2,100 ft 640 m Hawaii United States
44 . Blanche, Cascade 2,100 ft 640 m Réunion
45 . Døntefossen 2,035 ft 620 m Norway
46 . Ytste Tinjefjellfossen 2,034 ft 620 m Norway
47 . Langfoss 2,008 ft 612 m Norway
48 . Brufossen 2,000 ft 610 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
49 . Gold Creek Falls 2,000 ft 610 m British Columbia Canada
50 . Kakaauki Falls 2,000 ft 610 m Hawaii United States
51 . Krunefossen 2,000 ft 610 m Norway
52 . Ndedema Falls 2,000 ft 610 m Kwazulu Natal South Africa
53 . Roraima, Salto 2,000 ft 610 m Bolivar Venezuela
54 . Roush Creek Falls 2,000 ft 610 m Washington United States
55 . Thunder Falls 2,000 ft 610 m Alaska United States
56 . Unnamed Waterfall 2,000 ft 610 m British Columbia Canada
57 . Unnamed Waterfall 2,000 ft 610 m British Columbia Canada
58 . Iguapo, Salto del 1,968 ft 600 m Bolivar Venezuela
59 . Lady Peak Falls 1,968 ft 600 m British Columbia Canada
60 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,968 ft 600 m Southland New Zealand
61 . Wishbone Falls 1,968 ft 600 m Otago New Zealand
62 . Levo Savice, Slapovi 1,962 ft 598 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Slovenia
63 . Keana'awi Falls 1,960 ft 597 m Hawaii United States
64 . Rainbow Glacier Falls 1,950 ft 594 m Montana United States
65 . Grinddalsfossen 1,935 ft 590 m Norway
66 . Kveäfossen 1,935 ft 590 m Norway
67 . Sentinel Fall 1,920 ft 585 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
68 . Ramnefjellfossen 1,919 ft 585 m Norway
69 . Sutherland Falls 1,904 ft 580 m Southland New Zealand
70 . Chinata, Cataratas la 1,903 ft 580 m Amazonas Peru
 
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