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
620 feet
189 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
620 feet
189 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
620 feet
189 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
620 feet
189 meters
Hohbach
St Gallen, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
614 feet
187 meters
Kedumba Creek
New South Wales, Australia
Unconfirmed
610 feet
186 meters
Lesotho
Unconfirmed
610 feet
186 meters
Kloma
Slovenia
Confirmed
610 feet
186 meters
Zillibach
Glarus, Switzerland
Confirmed
607 feet
185 meters
Utah, United States
Unconfirmed
607 feet
185 meters
Ã…setelvi
Norway
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Snow Creek
California, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Surface Creek
Wyoming, United States
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Feith Buidhe Burn
United Kingdom
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Queensland, Australia
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
unnamed
Arizona, United States
Unknown
600 feet
183 meters
Zimbabwe
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Arizona, United States
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Awini Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Mokowanis River
Montana, United States
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Varahi River
Karnataka, India
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Foulger Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Birnam Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Alberta, Canada
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Quinault River
Washington, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Linton Creek
Oregon, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Crater Creek
Washington, United States
Cataloged
600 feet
183 meters
Copper Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Warm Creek
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Birch Creek
Utah, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Utah, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Marble Fork Kaweah River
California, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Milt Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
600 feet
183 meters
Alaska, United States

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