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
Unconfirmed
760 feet
232 meters
Limahuli Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
760 feet
232 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
755 feet
230 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
755 feet
230 meters
Canterbury, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
755 feet
230 meters
St Gallen, Switzerland
Confirmed
755 feet
230 meters
Valais, Switzerland
Confirmed
754 feet
230 meters
Myrdøla
Norway
Unconfirmed
751 feet
229 meters
Feigedalselvi
Norway
Unconfirmed
750 feet
229 meters
Mizoram, India
Cataloged
750 feet
229 meters
Cascade Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
750 feet
229 meters
Royce Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
750 feet
229 meters
Snow Creek
California, United States
Cataloged
750 feet
229 meters
California, United States
Cataloged
750 feet
229 meters
Vermont, United States
Confirmed
505. Gorge, The
750 feet
229 meters
Ammonoosuc River
New Hampshire, United States
Confirmed
741 feet
226 meters
Potaro River
Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana
Confirmed
740 feet
226 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
738 feet
225 meters
Malaysia
Unconfirmed
738 feet
225 meters
New South Wales, Australia
Confirmed
735 feet
224 meters
Hut Stream
Canterbury, New Zealand
Confirmed
730 feet
223 meters
Niagara Creek
California, United States
Cataloged
730 feet
223 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
726 feet
221 meters
Kalambo River
Northern Zambia, Zambia
Confirmed
725 feet
221 meters
Grisons, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Chandler Creek
New South Wales, Australia
Unconfirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Sri Lanka
Confirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Savai'i, Samoa
Unconfirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Mowbray River
Queensland, Australia
Confirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
722 feet
220 meters
Tungelbach
Berne , Switzerland
Confirmed
721 feet
220 meters
Overfall Brook
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Confirmed
721 feet
220 meters
Cummins River
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
720 feet
219 meters
Gältebach
Bern, Switzerland
Cataloged
720 feet
219 meters
Dyrdøla
Norway

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