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
 
211 . Drury Falls 1,267 ft 386 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
212 . Big Heart Falls 1,262 ft 385 m Washington United States
213 . Turner Falls 1,260 ft 384 m Southland New Zealand
214 . Royal Arch Cascade 1,250 ft 381 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
215 . Krimmler Wasserfalle 1,248 ft 380 m Salzburg Austria
216 . Hina Falls 1,247 ft 380 m Hawaii United States
217 . Hjellefossen 1,246 ft 380 m Norway
218 . Sagfossen 1,245 ft 379 m Norway
219 . Strondsfossen 1,240 ft 378 m Norway
220 . Novlefoss 1,237 ft 377 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
221 . Pétain Falls 1,230 ft 375 m British Columbia Canada
222 . Turnbull Thomson Falls 1,214 ft 370 m Otago New Zealand
223 . Engstligenfälle 1,213 ft 370 m Bern Switzerland
224 . Blackwell Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Montana United States
225 . Castaño Overo, Cascada de 1,200 ft 366 m Rio Negro Argentina
226 . Chagoopa Falls 1,200 ft 366 m California United States
227 . Flood Falls 1,200 ft 366 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year British Columbia Canada
228 . Kvitåefossen 1,200 ft 366 m Norway
229 . Na'alapa Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Hawaii United States
230 . Nanaue Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Hawaii United States
231 . Otter Falls 1,200 ft 366 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year Washington United States
232 . Rostrum Falls 1,200 ft 366 m British Columbia Canada
233 . Schmadribachfall 1,200 ft 366 m Bern Switzerland
234 . Slollicum Creek Falls 1,200 ft 366 m British Columbia Canada
235 . Stevenson Creek Falls 1,200 ft 366 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production California United States
236 . Tokopah Falls 1,200 ft 366 m California United States
237 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,200 ft 366 m British Columbia Canada
238 . Waiamoa Falls 1,200 ft 366 m Hawaii United States
239 . Arpenaz, La Cascade d' 1,199 ft 365 m Haute-Savoie France
240 . Cleve Garth Falls 1,198 ft 365 m Southland New Zealand
241 . Lyalli Lake Falls 1,197 ft 365 m British Columbia Canada
242 . Vermafossen 1,197 ft 365 m This waterfall is incorporated into Hydroelectric production Norway
243 . Blanca Lake Falls 1,191 ft 363 m Washington United States
244 . Dorizac Falls 1,181 ft 360 m Southland New Zealand
245 . Ringeriksfossen 1,181 ft 360 m Norway
 
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