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.

Key

Cataloged Icon
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.
Confirmed Icon
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.
Unconfirmed Icon
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.
Unknown Icon
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.
Inundated Icon
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.
Subterranean Icon
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.
Disqualified Icon
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.
Posted Icon
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.
Close
Waterfall
Height
Watercourse
Location
Cataloged
1,267 feet
386 meters
Fall Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
1,262 feet
385 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
1,260 feet
384 meters
Cleft Creek
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
1,250 feet
381 meters
Royal Arch Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,248 feet
380 meters
Krimmler Ache
Salzburg, Austria
Unconfirmed
216. Hina Falls
1,247 feet
380 meters
Kamalo Stream
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
1,246 feet
380 meters
Hjelledøla
Norway
Cataloged
218. Sagfossen
1,245 feet
379 meters
Sagelva
Norway
Cataloged
1,240 feet
378 meters
Norway
Confirmed
220. Novlefoss
1,237 feet
377 meters
Gauthelleråa
Norway
Confirmed
1,230 feet
375 meters
Petain Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,214 feet
370 meters
Kitchener River
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,213 feet
370 meters
Engstligenbach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Montana, United States
Unconfirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Marble Fork Kaweah River
California, United States
Unconfirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Chagoopa Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Schmadribach
Bern, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,200 feet
366 meters
Slollicum Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,200 feet
366 meters
Unnamed
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
1,200 feet
366 meters
Otter Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
1,200 feet
366 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Rio Castaño Overo
Rio Negro, Argentina
Cataloged
1,200 feet
366 meters
Kvitåe
Norway
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Stevenson Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,199 feet
365 meters
La Laiteuse
Haute-Savoie, France
Confirmed
1,198 feet
365 meters
Unnamed
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
1,197 feet
365 meters
Verma
Norway
Confirmed
1,197 feet
365 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,191 feet
363 meters
Troublesome Creek
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
1,181 feet
360 meters
Ringerike
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,181 feet
360 meters
Southland, New Zealand

These ads help to pay our bills. Please consider whitelisting this domain in your adblocker to help keep this site running.