Cockeye Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This hike includes a wonderful view into remote Parunuweap canyon, and ends on top of Cockeye Falls. The remote East side of Zion National Park presents a wonderland to the adventurous hiker. Unlike the main canyon, the East side contains a landscape of gradual slickrock and slot canyons. If a person has the proper skills (and footwear) the slickrock can lead to remote areas where few will ever venture. Cockeye Falls is one such hike. Starting in the bed of Clear Creek, looking into the slot canyon of Hidden Garden, then climbing the massive 900 foot slickrock slab to the saddle beside peak 6460, one is greeted at every turn with something wondrous. Hoodoos, Moki-marbles, Mountain sheep and Pine trees of every kind lead you into one of the most remote parts of Zions.
I'm not sure what I enjoyed the most; hiking up the massive 900 foot slickrock slab, eating a leisurely lunch on top of a Hoodoo overlooking Parunuweap Canyon, or watching the endless stream of cars crawl along Hwy-9 just before dropping into the canyon above Cockeye Falls. What a great backcountry route.