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.

Search returned 803 results.

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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
656 feet
200 meters
Kvinna
Norway
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Fyssa
Norway
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Rio Ara
Huesca, Spain
Confirmed
599. Heads Leap
656 feet
200 meters
Cascade Creek
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
600. Kune Falls
656 feet
200 meters
Maharashtra, India
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Kerala, India
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
656 feet
200 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
604. High Falls
656 feet
200 meters
High Falls Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Jumping Creek
West Coast, New Zealand
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
West Coast, New Zealand
Confirmed
656 feet
200 meters
Winter Brook
Tasmania, Australia
Unconfirmed
650 feet
198 meters
Tully River
Queensland, Australia
Unconfirmed
650 feet
198 meters
Java, Indonesia
Unconfirmed
650 feet
198 meters
Bedthi River
Karnataka, India
Cataloged
650 feet
198 meters
Sigurd Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
614. Goat Falls
650 feet
198 meters
Goat Creek
Idaho, United States
Cataloged
650 feet
198 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Cataloged
650 feet
198 meters
Washington, United States
Cataloged
650 feet
198 meters
Swamp Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
650 feet
198 meters
Mission Creek
Montana, United States
Confirmed
650 feet
198 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
620. Glymur
649 feet
198 meters
Botnsá
Vesturland, Iceland
Unconfirmed
646 feet
197 meters
Jinxi Stream
Western Inner Valley, China
Confirmed
645 feet
197 meters
Almenbach
Berne, Switzerland
Cataloged
644 feet
196 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
643 feet
196 meters
Rio São Francisco
Paraná, Brazil
Unconfirmed
640 feet
195 meters
Fei-Fung Stream
Hong Kong, China
Unconfirmed
640 feet
195 meters
Waiulili Stream
Hawaii, United States
Cataloged
640 feet
195 meters
Melheimselva
Norway
Cataloged
635 feet
194 meters
Multnomah Creek
Oregon, United States
Confirmed
629. Aurstaupet
633 feet
193 meters
Aura
Norway
Cataloged
624 feet
190 meters
Vedølo
Norway

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