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
600 feet
183 meters
Washington, United States
Cataloged
594 feet
181 meters
Merced River
California, United States
Unconfirmed
594 feet
181 meters
Pahang, Malaysia
Unconfirmed
594 feet
181 meters
Jeffrey Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
593 feet
181 meters
Miyagi, Japan
Unconfirmed
593 feet
181 meters
Orissa, India
Unconfirmed
591 feet
180 meters
Moa'ula Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
591 feet
180 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
674. Izi Falls
590 feet
180 meters
Ieisa River
Northern Province, Zambia
Cataloged
675. Twin Falls
590 feet
180 meters
Twin Falls Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
590 feet
180 meters
Alberta, Canada
Cataloged
590 feet
180 meters
Marsåna
Norway
Confirmed
590 feet
180 meters
Atuatumoe Stream
Waikato, New Zealand
Confirmed
590 feet
180 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
588 feet
179 meters
Jordan Creek
Washington, United States
Subterranean
586 feet
179 meters
Georgia, United States
Confirmed
585 feet
178 meters
Unnamed
Montana, United States
Cataloged
583 feet
178 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
580 feet
177 meters
Brazil
Unconfirmed
580 feet
177 meters
Cautley Home Beck
England, United Kingdom
Cataloged
686. Twin Falls
580 feet
177 meters
Lookout Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
580 feet
177 meters
Otago, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
579 feet
176 meters
Bettbach
Schwyz, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
577 feet
176 meters
Holts Creek
Canterbury, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
577 feet
176 meters
Route Burn Left Branch
Otago, New Zealand
Cataloged
575 feet
175 meters
Gravdøla
Norway
Cataloged
575 feet
175 meters
Tverelva
Norway
Unconfirmed
575 feet
175 meters
British Columbia, Canada
Cataloged
575 feet
175 meters
Melheimselva
Norway
Cataloged
575 feet
175 meters
Strútsá
Austurland, Iceland
Confirmed
575 feet
175 meters
Gältebach
Berne, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
574 feet
175 meters
Lennox Creek
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
574 feet
175 meters
Hellroaring Creek
Alberta, Canada
Confirmed
571 feet
174 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Confirmed
570 feet
174 meters
Southland, New Zealand

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