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.

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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
2,200 feet
671 meters
California, United States
Cataloged
2,182 feet
665 meters
Sulphide Creek
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
2,165 feet
660 meters
Kahiwa Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
2,165 feet
660 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
2,132 feet
650 meters
Heggurelva
Norway
Confirmed
2,120 feet
646 meters
Tysso
Norway
Cataloged
2,116 feet
645 meters
Inste Mardøla
Norway
Confirmed
2,100 feet
640 meters
Réunion
Unconfirmed
2,100 feet
640 meters
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
2,035 feet
620 meters
Døntelva
Norway
Unconfirmed
2,034 feet
620 meters
Norway
Cataloged
47. Langfoss
2,008 feet
612 meters
Norway
Confirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Cataloged
2,000 feet
610 meters
Kruneelva
Norway
Unconfirmed
50. Brufossen
2,000 feet
610 meters
Brufosselva
Norway
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Kakaauki Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Gold Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
2,000 feet
610 meters
Roush Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Alaska, United States
Unconfirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
Wishbone Creek
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Unconfirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,962 feet
598 meters
Hudournik
Slovenia
Unconfirmed
1,960 feet
597 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,950 feet
594 meters
Montana, United States
Confirmed
1,935 feet
590 meters
Kve
Norway
Cataloged
1,935 feet
590 meters
Stillelva
Norway
Cataloged
1,920 feet
585 meters
Sentinel Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,919 feet
585 meters
Utigårdselva
Norway
Confirmed
1,904 feet
580 meters
Arthur River
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,903 feet
580 meters
unnamed
Hawaii, United States

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