World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Tallest Free-falling Drop

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to drop in a true free-falling fashion with a vertical drop of at least 300 feet / 91 meters. Waterfalls with only one step will be included on this list only if that one step drops at an angle of greater than 80 degrees. Likewise, waterfalls with multiple steps will have only their tallest free-falling drop counted towards this list.

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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
840 feet
256 meters
Semang River
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Confirmed
37. Jog Falls
829 feet
253 meters
Sharavati River
Karnataka, India
Cataloged
38. Skrikjo
820 feet
250 meters
Skrikjo
Norway
Confirmed
805 feet
245 meters
Kviturelva
Norway
Confirmed
750 feet
229 meters
Engstligenbach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
741 feet
226 meters
Potaro River
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Confirmed
735 feet
224 meters
Wollomombi Creek
New South Wales, Australia
Confirmed
726 feet
221 meters
Kalambo River
Northern Zambia, Zambia
Confirmed
44. Tad Fane
700 feet
213 meters
Champasak, Laos
Cataloged
675 feet
206 meters
Norway
Cataloged
650 feet
198 meters
Kjelfossgrovi
Norway
Cataloged
620 feet
189 meters
Bridalveil Creek
California, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Fall Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
548 feet
167 meters
Grødola
Norway
Confirmed
545 feet
166 meters
Serio
Lombardy, Italy
Cataloged
542 feet
165 meters
Multnomah Creek
Oregon, United States
Confirmed
540 feet
165 meters
Riviere Lofoi
Katanga, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Confirmed
525 feet
160 meters
Kamarang River
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Confirmed
524 feet
160 meters
Rio Oshi
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Cataloged
500 feet
152 meters
Sentinel Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
500 feet
152 meters
Alaska, United States
Cataloged
500 feet
152 meters
Alberta, Canada
Cataloged
462 feet
141 meters
Murtle River
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
460 feet
140 meters
Rjoande
Norway
Cataloged
442 feet
135 meters
Bjoreio
Norway
Cataloged
414 feet
126 meters
Stalheimselvi
Norway
Cataloged
411 feet
125 meters
Engle Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
410 feet
125 meters
Fall River
California, United States
Cataloged
402 feet
123 meters
Hangandifosslækur
Austurland, Iceland
Cataloged
65. Strupen
400 feet
122 meters
Strupen
Norway
Cataloged
400 feet
122 meters
Twin Falls Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
400 feet
122 meters
Crater Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
68. Háifoss
396 feet
121 meters
Fossá
Suðurland, Iceland
Cataloged
390 feet
119 meters
Skorvo
Norway
Cataloged
390 feet
119 meters
Strútsá
Austurland, Iceland

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