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
 
246 . Lehamite Falls 1,180 ft 360 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
247 . Rock Creek Falls 1,180 ft 360 m Washington United States
248 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,180 ft 360 m Southland New Zealand
249 . Eldorado, Cachoeira do 1,158 ft 353 m Amazonas Brazil
250 . Helmet Falls 1,154 ft 352 m British Columbia Canada
251 . Lake Quill Falls 1,152 ft 351 m Southland New Zealand
252 . Bluff Falls 1,150 ft 351 m West Coast New Zealand
253 . Chain Cascade 1,150 ft 351 m This waterfall is known to dry up during certain times of year California United States
254 . La Cortina, Salto 1,148 ft 350 m Bolivar Venezuela
255 . Mallory Glacier Falls 1,148 ft 350 m British Columbia Canada
256 . Miraveni, Salto 1,148 ft 350 m Venezuela
257 . Shomyo-daki 1,148 ft 350 m Toyama Japan
258 . Stølsmaradalsfossen 1,148 ft 350 m Norway
259 . Vaipo Waterfall 1,148 ft 350 m Marquesas French Polyne...
260 . Pissing Mare Falls 1,125 ft 343 m Newfoundland and Lab... Canada
261 . Pocket Creek Falls 1,120 ft 341 m Montana United States
262 . Honokohau Falls 1,119 ft 341 m Hawaii United States
263 . Fumaça, Cachoeira da 1,115 ft 340 m Bahia Brazil
264 . Nohkalikai Falls 1,115 ft 340 m Meghalaya India
265 . Aliwagwag Falls 1,110 ft 338 m Davao Oriental Philippines
266 . Douglas Falls 1,100 ft 335 m Westland New Zealand
267 . Roaring Glacier Falls 1,100 ft 335 m Alaska United States
268 . Ryefossen 1,100 ft 335 m Norway
269 . Shoestring Falls 1,100 ft 335 m Washington United States
270 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,100 ft 335 m Southland New Zealand
271 . Kjørlifossen 1,099 ft 335 m Norway
272 . Unnamed Waterfall 1,089 ft 332 m West Coast New Zealand
273 . Kaimu Falls 1,080 ft 329 m Hawaii United States
274 . Wai'ilikahi Falls 1,080 ft 329 m Hawaii United States
275 . Skeidsläfossen 1,066 ft 325 m Norway
276 . Grønefossen 1,065 ft 325 m Norway
277 . Ædnafossen 1,050 ft 320 m Norway
278 . Brudesløret 1,050 ft 320 m Norway
279 . Compass Glacier Falls 1,050 ft 320 m British Columbia Canada
280 . Potato Creek Falls 1,050 ft 320 m British Columbia Canada
 
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