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
Unconfirmed
425 feet
130 meters
Cedca Brook
Slovenia
Unconfirmed
425 feet
130 meters
Riale della Crosa
Ticino, Switzerland
Cataloged
424 feet
129 meters
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
423 feet
129 meters
Maskeli Oya
Hatton, Sri Lanka
Confirmed
422 feet
129 meters
Kolekole Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
420 feet
128 meters
Kloma
Slovenia
Confirmed
420 feet
128 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
414 feet
126 meters
Stalheimselvi
Norway
Confirmed
413 feet
126 meters
Shomyo
Toyama, Japan
Cataloged
411 feet
125 meters
Engle Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
361. Friaren
410 feet
125 meters
Skageflasaestra
Norway
Confirmed
410 feet
125 meters
Fall River
California, United States
Confirmed
410 feet
125 meters
Sagelvi
Norway
Unconfirmed
410 feet
125 meters
Veslgjuva
Norway
Unknown
410 feet
125 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
410 feet
125 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Confirmed
410 feet
125 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Confirmed
410 feet
125 meters
Falcherenbach
Berne, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
369. Muslefall
410 feet
125 meters
Fallenbach
St Gallen, Switzerland
Confirmed
407 feet
124 meters
The Cabin Boy
West Coast, New Zealand
Cataloged
402 feet
123 meters
Washington, United States
Cataloged
402 feet
123 meters
Hangandifosslækur
Austurland, Iceland
Confirmed
400 feet
122 meters
Piemans Creek
Victoria, Australia
Unconfirmed
400 feet
122 meters
Kaluanui Stream
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
375. Strupen
400 feet
122 meters
Strupen
Norway
Confirmed
400 feet
122 meters
Unnamed
Arizona, United States
Cataloged
377. Stigfossen
400 feet
122 meters
Istra
Norway
Unconfirmed
400 feet
122 meters
Pipiwai Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
400 feet
122 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
380. Carr Falls
400 feet
122 meters
Arizona, United States
Confirmed
400 feet
122 meters
Thunderbird Creek
Montana, United States
Unconfirmed
400 feet
122 meters
Waipahoehoe Stream
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
400 feet
122 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
400 feet
122 meters
Unnamed
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
400 feet
122 meters
Silvertip Creek
British Columbia, Canada

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