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
 
176 . Mürrenbachfall 1,368 ft 417 m Bern Switzerland
177 . Gjerdefossen 1,360 ft 415 m Norway
178 . Wisely Falls 1,360 ft 415 m Southland New Zealand
179 . Giessbachfälle 1,358 ft 414 m Bern Switzerland
180 . Margaret Falls 1,350 ft 411 m Washington United States
181 . Bishop Falls 1,345 ft 410 m British Columbia Canada
182 . Heggheimsfossen 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
183 . Marsåfossen 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
184 . Sju Søstre 1,345 ft 410 m Norway
185 . Unser Fritz Falls 1,345 ft 410 m West Coast New Zealand
186 . Crowder Falls 1,320 ft 402 m Washington United States
187 . Morning Star Falls 1,320 ft 402 m Washington United States
188 . Andorinhas, Cascata das 1,312 ft 400 m Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
189 . Churún Merú 1,312 ft 400 m Bolivar Venezuela
190 . Churún Vena 1,312 ft 400 m Bolivar Venezuela
191 . Dündenfall 1,312 ft 400 m Switzerland
192 . Moulin Marquis, Cascade du 1,312 ft 400 m Drome France
193 . Mount Taurus Falls 1,312 ft 400 m Otago New Zealand
194 . Skålefossen 1,312 ft 400 m Norway
195 . Tigre Preto, Cascata da 1,312 ft 400 m Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
196 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,312 ft 400 m British Columbia Canada
197 . Potamoi Falls 1,310 ft 399 m British Columbia Canada
198 . Wapama Falls 1,310 ft 399 m California United States
199 . El Chorro Falls 1,300 ft 396 m New Mexico United States
200 . Hugh Neave Falls 1,300 ft 396 m British Columbia Canada
201 . Karom, Nam Tok 1,300 ft 396 m Nakhon Si Thammarat Thailand
202 . Mawby Creek Falls 1,300 ft 396 m British Columbia Canada
203 . Qanadalais Falls 1,300 ft 396 m British Columbia Canada
204 . Staircase Falls 1,300 ft 396 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
205 . Weeping Wall 1,300 ft 396 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Alberta Canada
206 . Beaver Chief Falls 1,291 ft 394 m Montana United States
207 . Bridal Veil Falls 1,291 ft 394 m Washington United States
208 . Rustøyfossen 1,280 ft 390 m Norway
209 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,280 ft 390 m Southland New Zealand
210 . Itatinga, Cachoeira 1,270 ft 387 m Sao Paulo Brazil
 
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