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.

Search returned 739 results.

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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
Confirmed
1,486 feet
453 meters
Corriente de Piedra Bolada
Chihuahua, Mexico
Confirmed
1,476 feet
450 meters
Seebach
Salzburg, Austria
Confirmed
143. Kyrfossen
1,476 feet
450 meters
Kyrelvi
Norway
Cataloged
1,460 feet
445 meters
Breimegå
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,459 feet
445 meters
Tunnshelloelvi
Norway
Confirmed
1,456 feet
444 meters
Friel Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,450 feet
442 meters
Unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,450 feet
442 meters
Lalakea Stream
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
1,450 feet
442 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,444 feet
440 meters
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
1,443 feet
440 meters
Ytste Mardøla
Norway
Unconfirmed
152. Kyrfossen
1,443 feet
440 meters
Kyrelvi
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,443 feet
440 meters
Veslgjuva
Norway
Confirmed
1,443 feet
440 meters
Della Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,440 feet
439 meters
outlet of Lake Troup
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
1,440 feet
439 meters
Torment Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
1,425 feet
434 meters
North Fork Mount Tom Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
1,411 feet
430 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,410 feet
430 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,400 feet
427 meters
Unnamed
California, United States
Unconfirmed
161. Ipuu Falls
1,400 feet
427 meters
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
1,400 feet
427 meters
Tributary of Hanakoa Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,400 feet
427 meters
California, United States
Confirmed
1,400 feet
427 meters
Hidden Creek
Montana, United States
Confirmed
1,400 feet
427 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,394 feet
425 meters
outlet of Lake Erskine
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,384 feet
422 meters
Gave de Pau
Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Confirmed
1,380 feet
421 meters
Montana, United States
Unconfirmed
1,378 feet
420 meters
Tyssa
Norway
Confirmed
1,378 feet
420 meters
Bringeelva
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,378 feet
420 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,378 feet
420 meters
Canterbury, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,377 feet
420 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,377 feet
420 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,375 feet
419 meters
Norway

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