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
 
106 . Widow's Tears 1,680 ft 512 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
107 . Tjørnadalsfossen 1,657 ft 505 m Norway
108 . Montoya, Salto 1,656 ft 505 m Bolivar Venezuela
109 . Kyrfoss 1,655 ft 504 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
110 . Papalaua Falls 1,644 ft 501 m Hawaii United States
111 . Cinca, Cascada del 1,640 ft 500 m Aragón Spain
112 . Hannoki-no-taki 1,640 ft 500 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Toyama Japan
113 . Jinbar Waterfall 1,640 ft 500 m Ethiopia
114 . Matahushi, Salto 1,640 ft 500 m Bolivar Venezuela
115 . Walcherfall 1,640 ft 500 m Salzburg Austria
116 . Boston Creek Falls 1,627 ft 496 m Washington United States
117 . Ribbon Fall 1,612 ft 491 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
118 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,600 ft 488 m Washington United States
119 . Wall of Tears 1,600 ft 488 m Hawaii United States
120 . Krokfossen 1,591 ft 485 m Norway
121 . Storey Peak Falls 1,575 ft 480 m British Columbia Canada
122 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,575 ft 480 m Southland New Zealand
123 . Strupen 1,574 ft 480 m Norway
124 . Mutarazi Falls 1,572 ft 479 m Manicaland Zimbabwe
125 . Kiwi Falls 1,560 ft 475 m British Columbia Canada
126 . Lake Frances Falls 1,560 ft 475 m Montana United States
127 . Cerberus Falls 1,558 ft 475 m British Columbia Canada
128 . Hydnefossen 1,558 ft 475 m Norway
129 . Tyssefossen 1,558 ft 475 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
130 . Röthbachfall 1,540 ft 469 m Oberbayern Germany
131 . Bush Mountain Falls 1,530 ft 466 m British Columbia Canada
132 . Kaliuwa'a Falls 1,519 ft 463 m Hawaii United States
133 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,510 ft 460 m British Columbia Canada
134 . Bedard Falls 1,500 ft 457 m British Columbia Canada
135 . Hidden Valley Falls 1,500 ft 457 m Cayo Belize
136 . Jagged Ridge Falls 1,500 ft 457 m Washington United States
137 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,500 ft 457 m British Columbia Canada
138 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,500 ft 457 m British Columbia Canada
139 . Vivienne Falls 1,500 ft 457 m Kenya
140 . Skrikjo 1,493 ft 455 m Norway
 
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