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
Confirmed
660 feet
201 meters
Tenaya Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
659 feet
201 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
658 feet
201 meters
United Kingdom
Unconfirmed
179. Kyrfossen
656 feet
200 meters
Kyrelvi
Norway
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Kvinna
Norway
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Oltschibach
Bern, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Rio Ara
Huesca, Spain
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Switzerland
Confirmed
184. Heads Leap
656 feet
200 meters
Cascade Creek
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Unnamed
Nunavut, Canada
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Cataloged
188. Kjelfossen
650 feet
198 meters
Kjelfossgrovi
Norway
Unconfirmed
650 feet
198 meters
Java, Indonesia
Cataloged
190. Glymur
649 feet
198 meters
Botnsá
Vesturland, Iceland
Unconfirmed
646 feet
197 meters
Jinxi Stream
Western Inner Valley, China
Unconfirmed
643 feet
196 meters
Rio São Francisco
Paraná, Brazil
Unconfirmed
640 feet
195 meters
Waiulili Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
630 feet
192 meters
Lesotho
Cataloged
624 feet
190 meters
Vedølo
Norway
Cataloged
620 feet
189 meters
Bridalveil Creek
California, United States
Unconfirmed
620 feet
189 meters
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
198. Vidfoss
614 feet
187 meters
Bodalsbekken
Norway
Confirmed
610 feet
186 meters
São Francisco
Minas Gerias, Brazil
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Kahiwa Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Surface Creek
Wyoming, United States
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Kokee Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Kakaauki Stream
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Boston Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Fall Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
594 feet
181 meters
Merced River
California, United States
Unconfirmed
593 feet
181 meters
Orissa, India
Confirmed
590 feet
180 meters
Jim Jim Creek
Northwest Territories, Australia
Confirmed
590 feet
180 meters
Otago, New Zealand

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