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 660 entries
  Name of Waterfall Total Height     state / Province Country
 
211 . Engstligenfälle 1,213 ft 370 m Bern Switzerland
212 . Blackwell Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Montana United States
213 . Castaño Overo, Cascada de 1,200 ft 366 m Rio Negro Argentina
214 . Chagoopa Falls 1,200 ft 366 m California United States
215 . Flood Falls 1,200 ft 366 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year British Columbia Canada
216 . Kvitåefossen 1,200 ft 366 m Norway
217 . Na'alapa Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Hawaii United States
218 . Nanaue Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Hawaii United States
219 . Otter Falls 1,200 ft 366 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
220 . Rostrum Falls 1,200 ft 366 m British Columbia Canada
221 . Schmadribachfall 1,200 ft 366 m Bern Switzerland
222 . Slollicum Creek Falls 1,200 ft 366 m British Columbia Canada
223 . Stevenson Creek Falls 1,200 ft 366 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production California United States
224 . Tokopah Falls 1,200 ft 366 m California United States
225 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,200 ft 366 m British Columbia Canada
226 . Waiamoa Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Hawaii United States
227 . Arpenaz, La Cascade d' 1,199 ft 365 m Haute-Savoie France
228 . Cleve Garth Falls 1,198 ft 365 m South Island New Zealand
229 . Shirley Falls 1,198 ft 365 m South Island New Zealand
230 . Lyalli Lake Falls 1,197 ft 365 m British Columbia Canada
231 . Vermafossen 1,197 ft 365 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
232 . Blanca Lake Falls 1,191 ft 363 m Washington United States
233 . Dorizac Falls 1,181 ft 360 m South Island New Zealand
234 . Ringeriksfossen 1,181 ft 360 m Norway
235 . Lehamite Falls 1,180 ft 360 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
236 . Rock Creek Falls 1,180 ft 360 m Washington United States
237 . El Dorado, Cachoeira do 1,158 ft 353 m Amazonas Brazil
238 . Helmet Falls 1,154 ft 352 m British Columbia Canada
239 . Bluff Falls 1,150 ft 351 m South Island New Zealand
240 . Chain Cascade 1,150 ft 351 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
241 . La Cortina, Salto 1,148 ft 350 m Bolivar Venezuela
242 . Mallory Glacier Falls 1,148 ft 350 m British Columbia Canada
243 . Miraveni, Salto 1,148 ft 350 m Venezuela
244 . Shomyo-daki 1,148 ft 350 m Toyama Japan
245 . Stølsmaradalsfossen 1,148 ft 350 m Norway
 
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