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
985 feet
300 meters
Nysetelvi
Norway
Confirmed
985 feet
300 meters
Vestland, Norway
Unconfirmed
985 feet
300 meters
Kanangra Brook
Australia
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Rio Cusiana
Boyac, Colombia
Unknown
984 feet
300 meters
Zhejiang, China
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Malaysia
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Riviére des Fleurs Jaunes
Réunion
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Fautaua River
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Confirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Oltschibach
Bern, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
395. Riandahy
984 feet
300 meters
Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Kerala, India
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
984 feet
300 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Wedgemount Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Berne, Switzerland
Confirmed
984 feet
300 meters
Trüebbach
Berne, Switzerland
Cataloged
980 feet
299 meters
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
980 feet
299 meters
Hasenbach
Berne, Switzerland
Confirmed
408. Dettefoss
980 feet
299 meters
Kvitnaelvi
Vestland, Norway
Unconfirmed
975 feet
297 meters
Tamil Nadu, India
Confirmed
974 feet
297 meters
Staubbach
Bern, Switzerland
Cataloged
967 feet
295 meters
Turlielvi
Norway
Unconfirmed
961 feet
293 meters
Riviere Tamarin
Mauritius
Confirmed
960 feet
293 meters
Montana, United States
Confirmed
960 feet
293 meters
Grinnell Creek
Montana, United States
Confirmed
960 feet
293 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
958 feet
292 meters
Idle Rivulet
Westland, New Zealand
Confirmed
951 feet
290 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
950 feet
290 meters
Spissbach
Bern, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
950 feet
290 meters
South Fork Gyllenspetz Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
950 feet
290 meters
Alberta, Canada

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