World Waterfall Database

World's Tallest Waterfalls

By Tallest Free-falling Drop

This list comprises of the waterfalls we have recorded which are known to drop in a true free-falling fashion with a vertical drop of at least 300 feet / 91 meters. Waterfalls with only one step will be included on this list only if that one step drops at an angle of greater than 80 degrees. Likewise, waterfalls with multiple steps will have only their tallest free-falling drop counted towards 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
2,648 feet
807 meters
Río Gauja
Bolívar, Venezuela
Confirmed
2,211 feet
674 meters
Rio Kukenaam
Bolivar, Venezuela
Confirmed
1,800 feet
549 meters
Aisén, Chile
Confirmed
1,770 feet
540 meters
Cocahuayco
Amazonas, Peru
Cataloged
1,612 feet
491 meters
Ribbon Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,572 feet
479 meters
Mutarazi River
Manicaland, Zimbabwe
Cataloged
1,558 feet
475 meters
Icefall Brook
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,486 feet
453 meters
Corriente de Piedra Bolada
Chihuahua, Mexico
Cataloged
1,430 feet
436 meters
Yosemite Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
1,350 feet
411 meters
Tugela River
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Confirmed
1,345 feet
410 meters
Knivsflåelvane
Norway
Confirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Réunion
Confirmed
1,312 feet
400 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Rio Castaño Overo
Rio Negro, Argentina
Confirmed
1,158 feet
353 meters
Rio Aracá
Amazonas, Brazil
Confirmed
1,115 feet
340 meters
Meghalaya, India
Cataloged
1,050 feet
320 meters
Inste Mardøla
Norway
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
Confirmed
974 feet
297 meters
Staubbach
Bern, Switzerland
Confirmed
922 feet
281 meters
Gave de Pau
Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Cataloged
902 feet
275 meters
Morka-Koldedøla
Norway
Cataloged
900 feet
274 meters
Norway
Confirmed
886 feet
270 meters
La Laiteuse
Haute-Savoie, France
Confirmed
885 feet
270 meters
Arthur River
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
880 feet
268 meters
Falls Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
879 feet
268 meters
Stony Creek
Queensland, Australia
Confirmed
877 feet
267 meters
Río Alto Cutivireni
Junin, Peru
Cataloged
33. Kyrfoss
870 feet
265 meters
Norway
Confirmed
853 feet
260 meters
Hunlen Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
853 feet
260 meters
Unnamed
British Columbia, Canada

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