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Definitely a beautiful hike if you can get a permit through the lottery! Went at the end of February 2 years ago and even with the cooler temps, it was still hot. There is no shade so take more water than you think you need!

Awesome!! A little bit more difficult than we were expecting but 100% worth it! We did this to break up a long day of driving from Santa Fe to Zion. Also it’s fun to say hoodoo.

13 days ago

Short and sweet trail! We didn’t do the whole trail just to the first toad stool. If you walk fast takes about 30ish minutes there and back. Very interesting view. Almost seems like it should be on another planet.

Beautiful hike but you need to be very skilled at bolstering or bring repelling g equipment t to get into the gorge. It is a 100 foot drop and hard to find the trail head to the gorge. .

I wasn't able to complete this hike due to crossing the river (didn't have the right gear) however I will be back!!!

Great stop on our way to Zion. The Hoodoos were fun to see as were the rest of the rock formations. Cold and windy today but well worth the hike.

This is a great day/afternoon hike that offers an incredibly diverse view. We ended up doing this hike, per recommendation of a local, on our way out of page, AZ. Cottonwood canyon road is an easy dirt road that can take you close to the “head” of this trail. Note* there is know Trail sign that will let you know where to start. We parked at the junction of cotton wood canyon and the other dirt road/path that comes from the east. If you’ve driven up to hackleberry canyon trail, you can hike from there as well you just have to head south to get to the point where you hike up to yellow rock. If you can make your way to the base of the mountain (through river bed (maybe an inch of spotty water when we went in mid feb), you can kinda see a dirt-rock path that’s been carved out that heads straight up. It’s not scary (unless you’re afraid of heights) and this trail doesn’t have steep drop offs- id say its a fairly friendly trail. There is loose rock and dirt heading up/down from the creek bed so just be careful there, other than that it was easy and you really can’t miss yellow rock! It’s like exploring another planet. We did the trail in 2 hours, hiked up in less than 20/25 min and enjoyed our time on the rock. Saw some antelope and some mountain lion foot prints! Pretty cool!


Great! Be sure to cover the walking path in the map above, especially at the end toward the left!

lifetime memory


1 month ago

Toadstools are a funny experience, many features of sand and stone erosion, no shade, not overcrowded


Great Kids hike with cool rock formations!

I liked this trail and would suggest if you want to see and really have time to see all the hoodoos, set aside 2-3 hours. Though we spent about 2 hours (20 minutes to walk in, 20 to walk out from the main hoodoo, then the rest of the time in the hoodoo forest), I'd like to have even more time here! If you just want to walk in and out without seeing and enjoying the scenery, 1 hour is probably more than enough. The day we went we did not see everyone go to the end of the trail... many went to the first large hoodoo, and turned around from there.

2 months ago

Essentially a discount Coyote Buttes for those who couldn't get a permit. I love off-roading, but the drive was long and tedious, with little of interest on the way after passing Coyote Buttes South. There is a short trail leading from the "parking lot" to White Pocket itself, but exploring is free-form once the trail terminates at the sandstone. Not sure I'd do it again.

Excellent short trail which is well-trafficked during the day. Worth doing since it's barely a mile off the 89.

Happened upon this trail driving through on Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Hiked about 1.5 miles in with our two dogs. Trail is mostly flat through this area but with some heavy sand. Water was mostly frozen when we started around Noon on a January afternoon, so we opted to walk on it where it was solid instead of the sand. Some less frozen areas couldn't be avoided, especially on the way out, but waterproof shoes helped. Trail crosses back and forth across the water and wasn't always easy to spot. Loved the winding canyon, sound of water, and birds chirping. Would love to return to camp and do the full 11 miles.

A little busy but great hike

Not as touristy as Antelope Canyons/Horseshoe Bend nice hike with lots to see. This is what I like to think Mars would look like and feel to walk on. Great stop while while on road trip.

Pleasant quick roadside stop for my husband and I as we were driving through. Quick and easy to do! When we arrived mid-morning, there was no one on the trail. As we headed back out, passed several groups of people heading in. Very serene location right off the main road.

Really fun and worth the lottery process. The Wave is spectacular, as are the surrounding areas and the hike in/out. But if you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t go! The volunteer ranger has some horror stories... also don’t think that you can do this without a permit. You will get caught! We saw a group of 6 caught without permits and fined $1500 each!

3 months ago

Lots of deep sand, recommend walking sticks, very cool rock formations. You can spend a short time or a lot depending on what you want to explore.

3 months ago

We were lucky to win the Lottery at first attempt. It’s really a great privilege to be able to do this epic hike. Fantastic to see the Wave in real, but don’t forget to go further to Wave2 and down in the Canyon. There’s a lot to see.
Also, if you want the best light you should be on site early morning, preferably before 10 am. Afternoon light is also pretty nice, as it reveal other parts of the Wave.

Easy trail with lots to see, great pictures and an awesome backdrop to the toadstools!!

3 months ago

We went in December and were lucky to score a walk up permit on our first try. The hike was breath taking, not just the wave but the journey there was filled with beautiful scenery. Note that in December aim to arrive by 10:30am at the wave for bear light, we got there around 1pm and parts were shaded but it was still amazing.

Everyone hikes up to the "toadstool" I think it looks like a snail.. then turns around. Keep going! Why do I give this five stars? I came here in the middle of the night during the full moon, alone. Amazing experience. This place is like an ancient city or a map from Halo. Bring boots to hear the clacking on the plateau. The next day I climbed to the top. Yeah. The top. I saw it all. It's amazing up there. Be carful. It's dangerous beyond the first plateau. Hand holds crumble on you all the time. I also found two fossilized leg bones (~1' long and broken) in a rock that fell out of the mountain on the left side of the middle plateau.

3 months ago

excellent place to stretch your legs, easy trail, fun for kids.

3 months ago

definitely have a good 4wd and be comfortable driving in sand. then it is totally amazing.

We were so lucky to win the lottery online. Came all the way from NY and we were awestruck. We felt like we were on Mars the entire time. We went in January and it was a fantastic temp of 53 degrees. We had no cell service or gps service, you’re really out in the middle of nowhere and it’s great if you know what you’re doing

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