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
 
141 . Piedra Bolada, Cascada de 1,486 ft 453 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Chihuahua Mexico
142 . Kyrfossen 1,476 ft 450 m Norway
143 . Seebachfall 1,476 ft 450 m Salzburg Austria
144 . Breimegåfossen 1,460 ft 445 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
145 . Tunshellefossen 1,459 ft 445 m Norway
146 . Harmony Falls 1,456 ft 444 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year British Columbia Canada
147 . Hakalaoa Falls 1,450 ft 442 m Hawaii United States
148 . Hi'ilawe Falls 1,450 ft 442 m Hawaii United States
149 . Michael Falls 1,450 ft 442 m British Columbia Canada
150 . Mo'oloa Falls 1,444 ft 440 m Hawaii United States
151 . Della Falls 1,443 ft 440 m British Columbia Canada
152 . Kyrfossen 1,443 ft 440 m Norway
153 . Nordre Mardalsfossen 1,443 ft 440 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
154 . Veslegjuvfossen 1,443 ft 440 m Norway
155 . Huntleigh Falls 1,440 ft 439 m Southland New Zealand
156 . Torment Falls 1,440 ft 439 m Washington United States
157 . White Glacier Falls 1,425 ft 434 m Washington United States
158 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,411 ft 430 m Otago New Zealand
159 . Skwawka Falls 1,410 ft 430 m British Columbia Canada
160 . Columbia Cascade 1,400 ft 427 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
161 . Hanakoa Falls 1,400 ft 427 m Hawaii United States
162 . Hidden Lake Falls 1,400 ft 427 m Montana United States
163 . Horsetail Falls 1,400 ft 427 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
164 . Ipuu Falls 1,400 ft 427 m Hawaii United States
165 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,400 ft 427 m Southland New Zealand
166 . Bowmar Falls 1,394 ft 425 m Southland New Zealand
167 . Gavarnie, Grande Cascade de 1,384 ft 422 m Hautes-Pyrénées France
168 . Harrison Basin Falls 1,380 ft 421 m Montana United States
169 . Gerard Falls 1,378 ft 420 m Canterbury New Zealand
170 . Gomsdalsfossen 1,378 ft 420 m Norway
171 . Hirere Falls 1,378 ft 420 m Southland New Zealand
172 . Ringedalsfossen 1,378 ft 420 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
173 . Moresby Falls 1,377 ft 420 m British Columbia Canada
174 . Ribbon Falls 1,377 ft 420 m Southland New Zealand
175 . Melkevollfossen 1,375 ft 419 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Norway
 
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