World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Total Overall Height

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have a total vertical drop of at least 500 feet / 152 meters. Waterfalls of all types are included on this list, no matter how steep or shallow the pitch, or how many individual tiers or leaps make up the entire waterfall, as long as its total loss of elevation is greater than 500 feet.

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Cataloged
Waterfalls which are Cataloged we have visited and surveyed in person. Statistical information should be quite accurate (for the most part), and exact measurements will often be available (information is not guaranteed to always be up to date). Detailed information, directions, and photographs will almost always be available.
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Confirmed
Confirmed Waterfalls are known to exist, should be relatively accurately mapped and geotagged, and the statistical information available will often be dependable. If height information is presented, it may be estimated but should be accurate. Directions will not likely be available.
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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed Waterfalls are often marked on a published map, but we have yet to confirm the exact location and / or whether or not its stature is significant enough to qualify for listing in the database. Statistical information may be estimated and may be inaccurate. No directions.
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Unknown
Waterfalls marked as Unknown are either suspected to exist based on heresay or a hunch, or we have received unverified information suggesting a waterfall may exist near the location provided but cannot corroborate it in any way. Geodata may not be accurate, the location may not be known at all, and statistical information will be estimated and highly inaccurate.
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Inundated
Inundated Waterfalls have been submerged beneath lakes or reservoirs, usually a result of impoundment of a river behind a dam, and most often no longer functionally exist (there may be rare exceptions). We maintain records for these features out of historical importance.
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Subterranean
Though not common, some waterfalls can be found entirely underground within cave systems. Access to subterranean waterfalls can vary from easy via developed walkways to requiring a high level of extremely technical spelunking skill, including familiarity with ropework and a distinct lack of claustrophobia.
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Disqualified
Waterfalls which have been marked as Disqualified do not have the necessary stature or features to qualify as a legitimate waterfall according to our criteria. We will maintain records for entries with this status where the feature is well known and / or may have been historically referred to as a waterfall at some point in time.
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Posted
Posted Waterfalls are known to exist, and we may have a large amount of information associated with them, but are located on private property and are not legally accessible to the general public. Accessing waterfalls with this status should not be attempted without first being explicitly granted permission of the property owner.
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Waterfall
Height
Watercourse
Location
Unconfirmed
1,903 feet
580 meters
Amazonas, Peru
Cataloged
1,902 feet
580 meters
Morkateiggrøvene
Norway
Confirmed
1,900 feet
579 meters
Alaska, United States
Unconfirmed
74. Aa Falls
1,900 feet
579 meters
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
1,900 feet
579 meters
Madden Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,900 feet
579 meters
Glacier Burn
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,886 feet
575 meters
Sagelvi
Norway
Cataloged
1,853 feet
565 meters
Tverrgrova
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,850 feet
564 meters
Gietro
Valais, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
1,837 feet
560 meters
Kloppelva
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,837 feet
560 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,827 feet
557 meters
Austrepollelva
Norway
Cataloged
1,825 feet
556 meters
Smørblindo
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,807 feet
551 meters
Grandfasta
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,804 feet
550 meters
Waialeia Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
1,800 feet
549 meters
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
1,800 feet
549 meters
Volde
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,800 feet
549 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,800 feet
549 meters
Aisén, Chile
Confirmed
90. Oksfossen
1,800 feet
549 meters
Okselva
Norway
Cataloged
1,790 feet
546 meters
Brekkelvi
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,770 feet
540 meters
Daniels River
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,770 feet
540 meters
Høvla
Norway
Confirmed
1,763 feet
537 meters
Swiftcurrent Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,755 feet
535 meters
Svello
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,728 feet
527 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,720 feet
524 meters
Louis Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
1,706 feet
520 meters
Unnamed
Nunavut, Canada
Confirmed
1,706 feet
520 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,705 feet
520 meters
Tundra
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,700 feet
518 meters
Unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,700 feet
518 meters
Gilkison Stream
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,700 feet
518 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,680 feet
512 meters
Unnamed
California, United States
Confirmed
1,680 feet
512 meters
Montana, United States

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