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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running 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.
Fun hike! Moderate climb due in part to one ascent where you need to climb a steep slick rock to continue to the top. Saw hikers of all ages and activity level and everyone seemed to be enjoying the hike and views. Pretty quick up and down
Lotsa folks, great Vistas, an overall nice and quick up and down.
Nice hike there are parts you will have to climb up with yours hands. Not hard to do. Any one can do it.
Challenging but beautiful. Well worth it.
The trail is well-traveled, well-marked with white paint markings and trail markers. Some parts of the trail are relatively flat while one or two parts involve a little scrambling to get up the rock. Beautiful views at the top and pretty much all the way up! Would not want to do this hike if it has recently rained, as I imagine it would be far too slippery.
Quick trail. Steep at parts, but there is plenty of footing for a quick journey. The views are excellent, but honestly, the hike itself is the best part.