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
571 feet
174 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
570 feet
174 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
567 feet
173 meters
Bjoreio
Norway
Unconfirmed
564 feet
172 meters
Canterbury, New Zealand
Confirmed
564 feet
172 meters
Staubbach
Berne, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
561 feet
171 meters
Glutra
Norway
Cataloged
560 feet
171 meters
Meadow Brook
California, United States
Unconfirmed
560 feet
171 meters
Unnamed
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
560 feet
171 meters
Alkali Creek
Oregon, United States
Unconfirmed
558 feet
170 meters
Mie, Japan
Confirmed
558 feet
170 meters
Mørkrisdalselvi
Norway
Confirmed
558 feet
170 meters
Canterbury, New Zealand
Confirmed
558 feet
170 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
558 feet
170 meters
Ticino, Switzerland
Cataloged
555 feet
169 meters
Kjotåna
Norway
Unconfirmed
551 feet
168 meters
West Karnataka, India
Unconfirmed
551 feet
168 meters
Brazil
Unconfirmed
551 feet
168 meters
Bridal Veil Creek
Canterbury, New Zealand
Confirmed
550 feet
168 meters
Rychenbach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
550 feet
168 meters
Alaska, United States
Cataloged
550 feet
168 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
550 feet
168 meters
Silvertip Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
550 feet
168 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
550 feet
168 meters
Burntboot Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
550 feet
168 meters
Tasmania, Australia
Confirmed
726. Stüber
548 feet
167 meters
Uri, Switzerland
Cataloged
727. High Falls
547 feet
167 meters
High Falls Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
545 feet
166 meters
Grisons, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
543 feet
166 meters
Nepal
Cataloged
541 feet
165 meters
Gravdøla
Norway
Unconfirmed
541 feet
165 meters
Velino
Umbria, Italy
Unconfirmed
541 feet
165 meters
St Gallen, Switzerland
Confirmed
540 feet
165 meters
Riviere Lofoi
Katanga, Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Unconfirmed
540 feet
165 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
540 feet
165 meters
Saints Creek
Southland, New Zealand

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