List of waterfalls by height

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The following are lists of waterfalls in the world by height, classified into two categories — natural and artificial. Natural waterfalls are further subdivided between overall height and tallest single drop. Each column (Waterfall, Height, Locality, Country) is sortable by using the up/down link in the column headings at the top of each column.

World's tallest natural waterfalls[edit]

By overall height[edit]

This list consists of waterfalls which are known to have an overall height of at least 600 m (1,969 ft). Underwater falls, such as the 3,505 m (11,499 ft) Denmark Strait cataract, are not included.

Waterfall Image Height Locality Country Ref
Angel Falls Salto del Angel-Canaima-Venezuela19.JPG 979 metres (3,212 ft) Bolívar Venezuela [2]
Tres Hermanas Falls 914 metres (2,999 ft) Junin Peru [3]
Olo'upena Falls Molokai Waterfall.jpg 900 metres (2,953 ft) Hawaii United States [4]
Yumbilla Falls Yumbilla waterfall Ii copia.jpg 896 metres (2,940 ft) Amazonas Peru [5]
Skorga 875 metres (2,871 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [6]
Vinnufossen Vinnufossen, Sunndal, Norway (front).jpg 860 metres (2,822 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [7]
Balåifossen 850 metres (2,789 ft) Vestland Norway [8]
Mattenbachfall 840 metres (2,756 ft) Lauterbrunnental Switzerland [9]
Pu'uka'oku Falls 840 metres (2,756 ft) Hawaii United States [10]
James Bruce Falls James Bruce Waterfall (6444796789).jpg 840 metres (2,756 ft) British Columbia Canada [11]
Browne Falls Browne Falls (Doubtful Sound).jpg 836 metres (2,743 ft) Southland New Zealand [12][13]
Strupenfossen 820 metres (2,690 ft) Vestland Norway [14]
Ramnefjellsfossen Kjenndalen.jpg 818 metres (2,684 ft) Vestland Norway [14]
Waihilau Falls 792 metres (2,598 ft) Hawaii United States [15]
Colonial Creek Falls 788 metres (2,585 ft) Washington United States [16]
Mongefossen Grytten et gårdsbruk ved Mongefossen - NB MS G4 0001.jpg 773 metres (2,536 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [17]
Gocta Cataracts Gocta.jpg 771 metres (2,530 ft) Amazonas Peru [18]
Mutarazi Falls Mutarazi Falls00.jpg 762 metres (2,500 ft) Manicaland Zimbabwe [19]
Kjelfossen Kjelfossen-Gudvangen.jpg 755 metres (2,477 ft) Vestland Norway [20]
Johannesburg Falls 751 metres (2,464 ft) Washington United States [21]
Yosemite Falls Yosemite Falls 2005.jpg 739 metres (2,425 ft) California United States [22]
Cloudcap Falls 732 m (2,402 ft) Washington United States [23]
Cascades de Trou de Fer Trou-de-Fer.jpg 725 metres (2,379 ft) Réunion France [24]
Ølmåafossen Oelmaaafossen-2020.jpg 720 metres (2,362 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [25]
Manawainui Falls 719 metres (2,359 ft) Hawaii United States [26]
Kjeragfossen Kjerag og Kjeragsfossen.jpg 715 metres (2,346 ft) Rogaland Norway [27]
Avalanche Basin Falls 707 metres (2,320 ft) Montana United States [28]
Harrison Basin Falls 707 metres (2,320 ft) Montana United States [29]
Haloku Falls 700 metres (2,297 ft) Hawaii United States [30]
Chamberlain Falls 700 metres (2,297 ft) Southland New Zealand [31]
Døntefossen 700 metres (2,297 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [32]
Brufossen 698 metres (2,290 ft) Vestland Norway [33]
Spirefossen 690 metres (2,264 ft) Vestland Norway [34]
Lake Unknown Falls 680 metres (2,231 ft) Otago New Zealand [35]
Salto Kukenaam Close do salto kukenan.JPG 674 metres (2,211 ft) Bolívar Venezuela [36]
Salto Yutaj 671 metres (2,201 ft) Amazonas Venezuela [37]
La Chorrera Falls 590 metres (1,936 ft) Cundinamarca Colombia [38]

By tallest single drop[edit]

This list consists of the waterfalls which are known to have a singular individual step with a vertical drop of at least 450 m (1,476 ft).

Waterfall Image Height Locality Country Ref
Angel Falls Salto del Angel-Canaima-Venezuela19.JPG 807 metres (2,648 ft) Bolívar Venezuela [39]
Waihilau Falls 792 metres (2,598 ft) Hawaii United States [15]
Mongefossen Grytten et gårdsbruk ved Mongefossen - NB MS G4 0001.jpg 773 metres (2,536 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [17]
Manawainui Falls 719 metres (2,359 ft) Hawaii United States [40]
Kjeragfossen Kjerag og Kjeragsfossen.jpg 715 metres (2,346 ft) Rogaland Norway [41]
Tågfossen 710 metres (2,329 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [42]
Ølmåfossen Oelmaaafossen-2020.jpg 710 metres (2,329 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [43]
Salto Kukenaam Close do salto kukenan.JPG 674 metres (2,211 ft) Bolívar Venezuela [44]
Langfoss Langfoss-3.jpg 612 m (2,008 ft) Vestland Norway [45]
Tverrgrovfossen 610 m (2,001 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [46]
Salto de Iguapo 600 m (1,969 ft) Bolívar Venezuela [47]
Vinnufossen Vinnufossen, Sunndal, Norway (front).jpg 575 metres (1,886 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [48]
Kveåfossen 570 m (1,870 ft) Vestland Norway [49]
Høvlafossen 550 m (1,804 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [50]
Cascada de Ventisquero Colgante 549 m (1,801 ft) Aisén Chile [51]
Los Chorros de Cura 549 m (1,801 ft) Aragua Venezuela [52]
Catarata Gocta Gocta.jpg 540 m (1,772 ft) Amazonas Peru [53]
Krokfossen 530 m (1,739 ft) Vestland Norway [54]
Svellofossen 525 m (1,722 ft) Vestland Norway [55]
Heggurfossen 509 m (1,670 ft) Møre og Romsdal Norway [56]
Hannoki Falls Shomyo-daki 1.jpg 500 m (1,640 ft) Toyama Japan [57]
Ribbon Fall 2006-04-01 - Ribbon Falls (Yosemite).jpg 491 m (1,611 ft) California United States [58]
Wall of Tears Wall of Tears - Wai'ale'ale.jpg 488 m (1,601 ft) Hawaii United States [59]
Mutarazi Falls Mutarazi Falls00.jpg 479 m (1,572 ft) Manicaland Zimbabwe [60]
Lake Frances Falls Lake Francis.jpg 475 m (1,558 ft) Montana United States [61]
Cerberus Falls 475 m (1,558 ft) British Columbia Canada [62]
Flueseelifall 465 m (1,526 ft) Berne Switzerland [63]
Cascada de Piedra Bolada 453 m (1,486 ft) Chihuahua Mexico [64]
Keana'awi Falls 450 m (1,476 ft) Hawaii United States [65]

World's tallest artificial waterfalls[edit]

Waterfall Height Complex Country Image Remarks
Cascata delle Marmore 165 metres (541 ft)[66] Parco Fluviale del Nera Italy Cascatemarmore.jpg Created by the ancient Romans.
Liebian Waterfall 108 metres (354 ft) Liebian International Plaza China
Edmonton Great Divide Waterfall 64 meters (210 ft) High Level Bridge Canada

Edmonton Sourdough Raft Race.jpg

Not operational since 2009, but plans to restart it are being considered.
Rain Vortex 40 metres (131 ft) Jewel Changi Airport Singapore World's tallest indoor waterfall.
Cloud Forest Indoor Waterfall 35 metres (115 ft) Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay Singapore Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.jpg Previously the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
Jurong Falls 30 metres (98 ft) Jurong Bird Park Singapore Jurong Falls.JPG Previously the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
Viktoriapark Waterfall 24 metres (79 ft)[67] Viktoriapark Germany
Lotte Music Fountain 18.2 metres (60 ft)[68] Aqua Mall, Lotte Department Store (Busan) South Korea Center column is considered an indoor waterfall, despite being known as a fountain.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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