World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Tallest Individual Drop

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to have a singular individual step with a vertical drop of at least 300 feet / 91 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, but only the height of its tallest single step is counted towards its placement on 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
Cataloged
71. Ryefossen
1,100 feet
335 meters
Rydøla
Norway
Cataloged
1,050 feet
320 meters
Inste Mardøla
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,040 feet
317 meters
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
1,035 feet
315 meters
Meghalaya, India
Cataloged
1,033 feet
315 meters
Skytjedalselva
Norway
Confirmed
1,030 feet
314 meters
Cleft Creek
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,023 feet
312 meters
Tysso
Norway
Confirmed
1,023 feet
312 meters
Rio de Basaseachic
Chihuahua, Mexico
Confirmed
1,000 feet
305 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Confirmed
1,000 feet
305 meters
Bras de Caverne
Réunion
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Tyssa
Norway
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Rio Cusiana
Boyac, Colombia
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Fautaua River
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Confirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
975 feet
297 meters
Tamil Nadu, India
Confirmed
974 feet
297 meters
Staubbach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
951 feet
290 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
948 feet
289 meters
Depot Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
944 feet
288 meters
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Confirmed
932 feet
284 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
922 feet
281 meters
Gave de Pau
Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Unconfirmed
919 feet
280 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
918 feet
280 meters
Spissbach
Bern, Switzerland
Cataloged
902 feet
275 meters
Morka-Koldedøla
Norway
Confirmed
902 feet
275 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
900 feet
274 meters
Norway
Confirmed
900 feet
274 meters
Schmadribach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
900 feet
274 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
900 feet
274 meters
Unnamed
Montana, United States
Unconfirmed
895 feet
273 meters
Ribeirão do Campo
Minas Gerias, Brazil
Confirmed
890 feet
271 meters
Odegaard Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
886 feet
270 meters
La Laiteuse
Haute-Savoie, France
Confirmed
885 feet
270 meters
Arthur River
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
885 feet
270 meters
Rio Nervión
Vizkaya, Spain
Confirmed
883 feet
269 meters
Southland, New Zealand

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