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
Confirmed
1,368 feet
417 meters
Mürrenbach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
1,360 feet
415 meters
Kviturelva
Norway
Confirmed
1,360 feet
415 meters
Wisely Burn
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,358 feet
414 meters
Giessbach
Bern, Switzerland
Cataloged
1,350 feet
411 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
1,345 feet
410 meters
Knivsflåelvane
Norway
Confirmed
1,345 feet
410 meters
Kwashona Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,345 feet
410 meters
Remelva
Norway
Cataloged
1,345 feet
410 meters
Marsåna
Norway
Confirmed
1,345 feet
410 meters
Meltwater of Baumann Glacier
West Coast, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,320 feet
402 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Cataloged
1,320 feet
402 meters
Morning Star Creek
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Rio Perdiz
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Unconfirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Rio Tigre Preto
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Confirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Rio Churún
Bolivar, Venezuela
Unconfirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Drome, France
Unconfirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Switzerland
Confirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Unnamed
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Cataloged
1,310 feet
399 meters
Falls Creek
California, United States
Cataloged
1,310 feet
399 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,300 feet
396 meters
New Mexico, United States
Unconfirmed
1,300 feet
396 meters
Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Cataloged
1,300 feet
396 meters
Gossamer Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,300 feet
396 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,300 feet
396 meters
Mawby Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,300 feet
396 meters
Alberta, Canada
Confirmed
1,300 feet
396 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,291 feet
394 meters
Lincoln Creek
Montana, United States
Cataloged
1,291 feet
394 meters
Bridal Veil Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
1,280 feet
390 meters
Rustøyelva
Norway
Confirmed
1,280 feet
390 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,270 feet
387 meters
Rio Itatinga
Sao Paulo, Brazil

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