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
Cataloged
2,295 feet
700 meters
Balåi
Norway
Unconfirmed
37. Drivfoss
2,295 feet
700 meters
Bruhaugelvi
Vestland, Norway
Confirmed
2,295 feet
700 meters
Styggefonngrova
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Confirmed
2,230 feet
680 meters
Unnamed
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
2,230 feet
680 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
2,211 feet
674 meters
Rio Kukenaam
Bolivar, Venezuela
Cataloged
2,200 feet
671 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
2,200 feet
671 meters
California, United States
Cataloged
2,182 feet
665 meters
Sulphide Creek
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
2,165 feet
660 meters
Kahiwa Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
2,165 feet
660 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
2,116 feet
645 meters
Mardøla
Norway
Confirmed
2,100 feet
640 meters
Réunion
Unconfirmed
2,100 feet
640 meters
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
50. Brufossen
2,100 feet
640 meters
Brufosselva
Norway
Confirmed
2,100 feet
640 meters
Breiteigselva
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Confirmed
2,067 feet
630 meters
Staldenbach
Berne, Switzerland
Confirmed
53. Buskefoss
2,050 feet
625 meters
Tokheimselva
Vestland, Norway
Unconfirmed
2,050 feet
625 meters
Engelfossen
Vestland, Norway
Cataloged
2,035 feet
620 meters
Heggurelva
Norway
Cataloged
56. Langfoss
2,008 feet
612 meters
Norway
Cataloged
2,001 feet
610 meters
Tverrgrova
Norway
Confirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Kakaauki Stream
Hawaii, United States
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Unconfirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Gold Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
2,000 feet
610 meters
Roush Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
2,000 feet
610 meters
Alaska, United States
Confirmed
1,970 feet
600 meters
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Unconfirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
Wishbone Creek
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
Bolivar, Venezuela
Unconfirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Confirmed
1,968 feet
600 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,962 feet
598 meters
Hudournik
Slovenia
Unconfirmed
1,960 feet
597 meters
Hawaii, United States

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