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
1,291 feet
394 meters
Bridal Veil Creek
Washington, United States
Unconfirmed
1,289 feet
393 meters
Glarus, Switzerland
Confirmed
1,280 feet
390 meters
Stølsmaradøla
Norway
Confirmed
1,280 feet
390 meters
Southland, New Zealand
Unconfirmed
1,280 feet
390 meters
Ticino, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
1,280 feet
390 meters
Guggigletscherbach
Berne, Switzerland
Confirmed
1,280 feet
390 meters
Knivsflåelvane
Norway
Cataloged
253. Volefossen
1,272 feet
388 meters
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,270 feet
387 meters
Rio Itatinga
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cataloged
1,267 feet
386 meters
Fall Creek
Washington, United States
Confirmed
1,265 feet
386 meters
Kviturelva
Norway
Cataloged
1,265 feet
386 meters
Hjelledøla
Norway
Cataloged
1,262 feet
385 meters
Unnamed
Washington, United States
Confirmed
1,260 feet
384 meters
Cleft Creek
Southland, New Zealand
Cataloged
1,250 feet
381 meters
Royal Arch Creek
California, United States
Unconfirmed
1,250 feet
381 meters
Triftwasser
Berne, Switzerland
Confirmed
1,248 feet
380 meters
Krimmler Ache
Salzburg, Austria
Unconfirmed
263. Hina Falls
1,247 feet
380 meters
Kamalo Stream
Hawaii, United States
Confirmed
1,245 feet
379 meters
Tyssa
Norway
Cataloged
1,245 feet
379 meters
Norway
Unconfirmed
1,240 feet
378 meters
Hasenbach
Berne, Switzerland
Unconfirmed
1,235 feet
376 meters
Riale del Boschetto
Ticino, Switzerland
Cataloged
1,230 feet
375 meters
Kvitåe
Norway
Confirmed
1,230 feet
375 meters
Petain Creek
British Columbia, Canada
Unconfirmed
1,230 feet
375 meters
Berne, Switzerland
Confirmed
1,230 feet
375 meters
Underdalsmoelvi
Vestland, Norway
Confirmed
272. Vikefossen
1,230 feet
375 meters
Vikeelva
Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Cataloged
1,220 feet
372 meters
Verma
Norway
Confirmed
1,220 feet
372 meters
Montana, United States
Confirmed
1,215 feet
370 meters
Smøreholeelvi
Norway
Cataloged
1,215 feet
370 meters
Skogagrova
Norway
Confirmed
1,215 feet
370 meters
Vestland, Norway
Unconfirmed
1,214 feet
370 meters
Kitchener River
Otago, New Zealand
Confirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Montana, United States
Unconfirmed
1,200 feet
366 meters
Hawaii, United States

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