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