Cathedral Rock Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Tucson: This trail is accessible only via other trails; from the Esperero Trail #25, 6.5 miles in, and from the West Fork Trail #24, 7.5 miles from the end of the Sabino Canyon shuttle road.
Absolutely breathtaking but be warned this is definitely a difficult hike not moderate considering you're scaling a lot of rocks and boulders to get to the top. I happened to go right after it rained so it was especially slippery. Definitely not easy to do with two large cameras strapped to yourself either. If you do make it then be ready for a gorgeous view.
Hard trail, not meditate, yet very beautiful. Worth it, if ledges and steep climbs don't bother you.
What a view! However, this trail should be rated as "hard" if you want to be consistent with other Arizona trails.
Warning: don't park on the road. You will get a ticket.
Beautiful trail from the parking lot off Verde Valley Rd side. We were going to walk to VOC but stopped on the other side of Cathedral Rock and came back. Would absolutely do this trail again.
Fabulous trail... non-technical scramble that was a two hour, ton of fun.
A little daunting based on some of the reviews on skill level. It is not an easy hike and you have to be willing to climb through some difficult rock formations. The trail is well marked and you will need shoes with good grip to manage up and down some of the more challenging points. Don't get discouraged at the crack! It gets easier to climb after! The views are amazing and getting to the top is rewarding. If you are a little more daring, step out on the ledge at the top for a very cool photo! Mine is posted. Don't miss this hike!
i cried at the top it is breath taking beautiful!
it should be a hard trail instead of moderate.
One of the best in Sedona. Good amount of climbing required. When you get to the top, cut off to the left and you can extend the trail for a few extra minutes to get a different view. Avoid the busy times of the day or you'll be stuck behind slow tourists.
One of my very favorite hikes...very steep right up the rock face. It's more of a climb than a hike.
This is my favorite hike in Sedona! Love it every time.
One of my favorite trails in sedona so far. It's and easy hike for me I would say it's a little difficult towards the top because it's slippery. I didn't slip once and I don't have the best shoes but it's just a precaution. It has a nice view once you get up into the middle. It takes about an hour and a half up and down, that was me walking at a fast pace and stopping for 10 minutes at the top to enjoy the view and take photos. I definitely recommend this trail.
This hike it great. Very easy to do. Lots of rocks but easy enough to walk/ hike up. We also opted to go to the creek and got in the water with bathing suits. What a great experience! The water was so crisp, cool and clear. Great hike!