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
460 feet
140 meters
Washington, United States
Confirmed
459 feet
140 meters
Molliselva
Norway
Unconfirmed
459 feet
140 meters
Kwara, Nigeria
Unconfirmed
459 feet
140 meters
Brazil
Unconfirmed
459 feet
140 meters
Smøreholeelvi
Norway
Confirmed
459 feet
140 meters
Gilkison Stream
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
459 feet
140 meters
Moa'ula Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
459 feet
140 meters
Berne, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
455 feet
139 meters
Rio Bogot
Cundinamarca, Colombia
Unknown
453 feet
138 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
326. Asfossen
452 feet
138 meters
Aselvi
Norway
Confirmed
450 feet
137 meters
Budhabalanga River
Orissa, India
Confirmed
450 feet
137 meters
Unnamed
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
447 feet
136 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Cataloged
442 feet
135 meters
Bjoreio
Norway
Unconfirmed
441 feet
134 meters
Ketane River
Lesotho
Confirmed
440 feet
134 meters
Humboldt Creek
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
440 feet
134 meters
Tributary of Hanakoa Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
440 feet
134 meters
Montana, United States
Cataloged
440 feet
134 meters
Shannon Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
436 feet
133 meters
Wakayama, Japan
Confirmed
436 feet
133 meters
Uri, Switzerland
Confirmed
435 feet
133 meters
Cattail Creek
Texas, United States
Unconfirmed
433 feet
132 meters
Ehime, Japan
Unknown
433 feet
132 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
430 feet
131 meters
Laufuti Stream
Ta'u, American Samoa
Unconfirmed
427 feet
130 meters
Karuru River
Kenya
Unconfirmed
427 feet
130 meters
Paraná, Brazil
Unconfirmed
427 feet
130 meters
Bihad River
Madhya Pradesh, India
Confirmed
427 feet
130 meters
Uri, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
426 feet
130 meters
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Cataloged
426 feet
130 meters
Melheimselva
Norway
Confirmed
426 feet
130 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
426 feet
130 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
425 feet
130 meters
Zoppenitzenbach
Austria

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