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
 
701 . Unnamed Waterfall 520 ft 158 m Southland New Zealand
702 . Mfihelo Falls 519 ft 158 m Eastern Cape South Africa
703 . Duduma Falls 516 ft 157 m Orissa India
704 . Diablo, Saltos de 512 ft 156 m Peru
705 . Unnamed Waterfall 512 ft 156 m Southland New Zealand
706 . Alexander McKay Falls 509 ft 155 m Otago New Zealand
707 . Fincha Fwafwate 508 ft 155 m Ethiopia
708 . Honganvikfossen 508 ft 155 m Norway
709 . Bow Glacier Falls 505 ft 154 m Alberta Canada
710 . Chama Falls 505 ft 154 m Colorado United States
711 . Unnamed Waterfall 505 ft 154 m Southland New Zealand
712 . Grouse Falls 504 ft 154 m California United States
713 . Horseshoe Falls 502 ft 153 m New South Wales Australia
714 . Wairere Falls 502 ft 153 m Waikato New Zealand
715 . Bridal Veil Falls 500 ft 152 m Alaska United States
716 . Cariblanco Falls 500 ft 152 m Alajuela Costa Rica
717 . Cave Falls 500 ft 152 m Washington United States
718 . Cinderella Cascade 500 ft 152 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year New York United States
719 . Denton Brook Cascade 500 ft 152 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year New York United States
720 . Deserted River Falls 500 ft 152 m British Columbia Canada
721 . Diadem Glacier Falls 500 ft 152 m Alberta Canada
722 . Eldest Stepsister Cascade 500 ft 152 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year New York United States
723 . Eli, Cascade d' 500 ft 152 m RĂ©union
724 . Geneva Falls 500 ft 152 m Colorado United States
725 . Geraldine Falls 500 ft 152 m Alberta Canada
726 . Hanakapiai Falls 500 ft 152 m Hawaii United States
727 . Kaina Lake Falls 500 ft 152 m Montana United States
728 . Lady Wilsons Falls 500 ft 152 m Alberta Canada
729 . Marina Falls 500 ft 152 m Guyana
730 . Martins Falls 500 ft 152 m Mozambique
731 . New York Canyon Falls 500 ft 152 m California United States
732 . Northland Falls 500 ft 152 m Alaska United States
733 . Pystill Gwyn 500 ft 152 m Wales United Kingdo...
734 . Rainbow Falls 500 ft 152 m Alaska United States
735 . Rapunzel Falls 500 ft 152 m Wyoming United States
 
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