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.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,354 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

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.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

Wow this one is truly difficult. But honestly really fun,challenging and secluded. DOWNLOAD MAP PRIOR is hugely helpful advise. You basically follow a virtual trail on your phone because only 2% of the “trail” looked like a trail at all. Great workout incredibly beautiful but NO waterfall. It was dry. I bet it’s beautiful during wetter times. Zion as a whole is stunning. It was my first time there.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Do not try without hiking shoes. Tennis shoes or sandals you Amy slip away to a fall.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail to get off the beaten path but I wouldn’t go without downloading maps. Glad we did. Had amazing views and complete solitude back there. It is very exposed so beware in warm weather.

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
4 months ago

There is no trail so download the map or if you are experienced, you can map and compass it. There are two ice falls. If you do the hike clockwise you will be shuffling down snowy sandstone. I’m only giving this a 3 because although it was pretty, not being a true trail was annoying because you really had to pay attention to where you are and where you are supposed to be going.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

Great hike. I did the trail clockwise. There's an amazing frozen waterfall half way up the canyon. Zion beautiful. Great views and scenery.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
scramble
7 months ago

Beautiful place to hike but you absolutely need to download the map - no trail at all. Easy to get turned around on the slick rock sections which had me panicked a couple times! It would be wise to bring a topo map and compass too just in case. Went in October when it was dry. Lots of wildlife - mule deer and bighorn sheep!

hiking
off trail
scramble
8 months ago

Download the trail and follow it closely. There’s no trail! Went in September in dry weather and it was great. Wouldn’t try it if the weather is questionable. Several steep sections that you need to carefully select your route. No shade but very pleasant in the morning. Took about 2 hours. The comments on the app are very informative.

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
washed out
11 months ago

No actual trail. Download the map and follow it very closely while hiking. Wear hiking shoes/boots please no tennis shoes. Great views. It started raining super hard while we were coming down.. going down slickrock in the rain is... a challenge. Be cautious of the weather!! Also had to cross a raging river to get to the road because of all the water... so we’re basically mountaineers now. Haha fun hike!! Go have a blast

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

No trail for basically the whole hike. Not too difficult to find the way using one’s gps location on the map. Decent views and a fun adventurous hike. An good option when other, better trails are closed.

hiking
off trail
Sun May 05 2019

Definitely adventure hiking but still awesome!!!

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
Fri Mar 29 2019

No actual trail. Make your way thru the creek and up the rock face to the top. Then down to the east and to the creek. Follow the creek back to the small tunnel where you should have started. The higher you venture up the more spectacular! Such great views at the top. Make sure you download the map and follow it extremely well. Do not come down the huge rock face. Make your way around the entire loop, much easier!

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