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
588 feet
179 meters
Jordan Creek
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
586 feet
179 meters
Georgia, United States
Confirmed
585 feet
178 meters
Unnamed
Montana, United States
Confirmed
577 feet
176 meters
Kinso
Norway
Cataloged
575 feet
175 meters
Tverelva
Norway
Confirmed
571 feet
174 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
570 feet
174 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
560 feet
171 meters
Meadow Brook
California, United States
Confirmed
560 feet
171 meters
Montana, United States
Confirmed
560 feet
171 meters
Kaimu Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
558 feet
170 meters
Canterbury, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
551 feet
168 meters
Brazil
Confirmed
550 feet
168 meters
Montana, 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
Cataloged
541 feet
165 meters
Gravdøla
Norway
Confirmed
540 feet
165 meters
Riviere Lofoi
Katanga, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Confirmed
537 feet
164 meters
Govetts Leap Creek
New South Wales, Australia
Confirmed
535 feet
163 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
531 feet
162 meters
Bowen River
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
531 feet
162 meters
Tumbling Torrent
West Coast, New Zealand
Confirmed
531 feet
162 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
525 feet
160 meters
Peru
Unconfirmed
525 feet
160 meters
New South Wales, Australia
Unconfirmed
525 feet
160 meters
Peru
Unconfirmed
525 feet
160 meters
Hipuapua Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
525 feet
160 meters
Kamarang River
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Confirmed
525 feet
160 meters
Katie Creek
West Coast, New Zealand
Confirmed
525 feet
160 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
524 feet
160 meters
Rio Oshi
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Unconfirmed
524 feet
160 meters
Fyssa
Norway
Unconfirmed
243. Kano Falls
520 feet
158 meters
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
520 feet
158 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
517 feet
158 meters
Lincoln Creek
Montana, United States

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