Cheyava Falls, Grand Canyon North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park
> North Rim
> Cheyava Falls

Cheyava Falls

The highest waterfalls in the Grand Canyon, Cheyava Falls cascades down 800 feet of the canyon’s redwall limestone cliffs, originating high on the North Rim near Honan Point. Read More

  • Don’t miss Cheyava Falls, falling 800 feet from Walhalla Plateau in Grand Canyon
  • Hike the Clear Creek Trail 8 miles to the falls
  • Visiting the bottom of the canyon is quite a unique adventure
  • Don’t forget a backcountry permit for camping out on your overnight trek

What can I see and do at Cheyava Falls?

  • Backpacking: A popular backpacking destination, Cheyava Falls is best seen by taking the North Kaibab Trail to its junction with the Clear Creek Trail at the bottom of the canyon. Take the Clear Creek Trail, arriving at the falls after about 8.4 miles of hiking. You can also start on the South Rim, taking the South Kaibab Trail to the Bright Angel Campground then on to Clear Creek. This is an overnight journey.
  • Camping: You will need to camp out when heading to Cheyava Falls, and you can enjoy roughing it at the Clear Creek Use Area or go indoors with Phantom Ranch bunks. You will need a permit if staying anywhere other than Phantom Ranch.

Where is Cheyava Falls?

Cheyava Falls cascades down from high on the North Rim at the southern end of Walhalla Plateau. But to see the falls properly, you have to hike from the Clear Creek area at the bottom of Grand Canyon to the falls, a trek of about 8 miles.

When is Cheyava Falls open?

Although you can access the falls from the North Rim from mid-May to mid-October, the best time to view Cheyava Falls is in the spring after a wet winter. You can also hike from the South Rim year round.

How much does Cheyava Falls cost?

There is no admission fee for Cheyava Falls, but you will need a backcountry permit to camp. The permit is $10 and there is an additional fee of $5 per person.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

You can call the park’s visitor information phone at (928) 638-7888.