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 649 entries
  Name of Waterfall Total Height     state / Province Country
 
141 . Mo'oloa Falls 1,444 ft 440 m Hawaii United States
142 . Della Falls 1,443 ft 440 m British Columbia Canada
143 . Kyrfossen 1,443 ft 440 m Norway
144 . Nordre Mardalsfossen 1,443 ft 440 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
145 . Veslegjuvfossen 1,443 ft 440 m Norway
146 . Torment Falls 1,440 ft 439 m Washington United States
147 . White Glacier Falls 1,425 ft 434 m Washington United States
148 . Skwawka Falls 1,410 ft 430 m British Columbia Canada
149 . Columbia Cascade 1,400 ft 427 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
150 . Hanakoa Falls 1,400 ft 427 m Hawaii United States
151 . Hidden Lake Falls 1,400 ft 427 m Montana United States
152 . Horsetail Falls 1,400 ft 427 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
153 . Ipuu Falls 1,400 ft 427 m Hawaii United States
154 . Gavarnie, Grande Cascade de 1,384 ft 422 m Hautes-Pyrénées France
155 . Harrison Basin Falls 1,380 ft 421 m Montana United States
156 . Gerard Falls 1,378 ft 420 m South Island New Zealand
157 . Gomsdalsfossen 1,378 ft 420 m Norway
158 . Hirere Falls 1,378 ft 420 m South Island New Zealand
159 . Ringedalsfossen 1,378 ft 420 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
160 . Moresby Falls 1,377 ft 420 m British Columbia Canada
161 . Ribbon Falls 1,377 ft 420 m South Island New Zealand
162 . Melkevollfossen 1,375 ft 419 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
163 . Mürrenbachfall 1,368 ft 417 m Bern Switzerland
164 . Gjerdefossen 1,360 ft 415 m Norway
165 . Giessbachfälle 1,358 ft 414 m Bern Switzerland
166 . Margaret Falls 1,350 ft 411 m Washington United States
167 . Bishop Falls 1,345 ft 410 m British Columbia Canada
168 . Heggheimsfossen 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
169 . Marsåfossen 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
170 . Sju Søstre 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
171 . Bridal Veil Falls 1,328 ft 405 m Washington United States
172 . Crowder Falls 1,320 ft 402 m Washington United States
173 . Morning Star Falls 1,320 ft 402 m Washington United States
174 . Andorinhas, Cascata das 1,312 ft 400 m Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
175 . Churún Merú 1,312 ft 400 m Bolivar Venezuela
 
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