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Nice fairly easy hike with some uphill, this hike is mostly shaded but not completely so bring a hat and sunscreen. If you are wanting to go to the Arches keep an eye out for a trial that will ver off to the right, it is not marked and VERY EASY TO MISS!

Remember to respect the environment and leave no trace.

This trail gets 5 stars because the views along the way and the view at the top is totally worth it - but it is definitely a difficult trail. I would consider it more rock-climbing as there are multiple places where I was crawling on my hands/knees. I took my 60 pound boxer and had to lift him up/down in a couple spots. Even if you're in shape, the elevation changes so quickly it gets hard to breathe - my suggestion is take a couple breaks along on the way up and enjoy the views!

The walk back to the actual climb is long, over a mile itself. If you have a 4x4 you can drive all the way back, otherwise you’re walking the first leg. The actual climb itself is narrow and daunting in some areas but you aren’t crawling up a rock. The view at the bridge is great!

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome hike with killer views! I hiked it this past weekend as part of my training plan for Mt. Aconcagua in January. I climbed it with ease with 40lbs pack weight and my altitude training mask setting at 12,000ft. My moving time was just over 4hrs. Will easily shave off 30min with knowledge of the route and better planning.

The trail is not difficult at all. The reviews make it sound much more difficult than it really is, which is probably due to the distance and wind people experienced.

Has a good mix of climbing- that is, forest trails, rock trail, and tundra.

This is not a technical trail. It’s a trek needing only minimal equipment.

Do bring:

1. Micro spikes (at minimum) crampons do nicely. -Throw the yak tracks in the trash.
2. Trekking poles
3. Be ready for heavy wind
4. Helmet is a nice touch if you’re climbing solo
5. Warmer gloves than you expect

I highly suggest climbers unfamiliar with layering to seek advice before attempting. The temperature swing from the saddle to the summit is substantial. During my hike there were 45kt (52mph) winds. I saw a few groups of people who were inappropriately dressed and definitely put themselves at risk for frostbite.

All in all, a great mountain to hike and train on. Will do again soon!

hiking
2 days ago

11/10/2018 Trail was nice, however, if you follow the All Trail map the path turns on a foot path that is not maintained. This was not mentioned in the reviews . Very doable easy to moderate trail and we would do it again

We came to devils bridge via Chuckwagon trail which is delightfully easy and beautiful. Devil's bridge was incredible and totally worth the journey to the top where everyone helps each other get that perfect pic. 16km for the total trip.

Awesome hike up...views along the way are fantastic. We came in via Yavapai trail head and hiked Slim Shady to Templeton to get to bottom of Cathedral Rock Trail. We didn't do the Templeton loop and just backtracked so round trip it was 11km for the whole trip. Slim Shady and Templeton were easy and very few people.

hiking
2 days ago

Fantastic trail. Wife thought because distance was short it would be easy. Be prepared!

Great hike, go early to avoid the heat. Amazing views once you reach the ‘bridge’. Could be a bit challenging to climb for some

Great hike but parking options are limited. Parking lot was full before 9am on Sunday.

Quick easy hike. Not as steep of an incline if you ascend from the north, or dump road trailhead. The caves were cool.

hiking
3 days ago

Definitely my favourite

hiking
4 days ago

Completed this hike back in October and it is truly magnificent.

I had read previously about the parking and crowd. So we were the first to get there at the Long Canyon parking area just before sunrise. That turned out to be a great decision because we get to see the sunrise between the rock formations. The trail was rocky & offered much interest through a creekbed & fantastic vista points. Climbing up to the bridge and bridge itself were highlight for sure. Pay attention to where the trail intersects the wide jeep road so when you return from the bridge, you don't miss the trail. Good to have GPS and map since this was our 1st time there, and some parts on the rocky trail was not a clear trail to follow which way to go so early, without other people to follow.

Went there 2 days ago and loved it. We had rented a jeep, and it was worth it to drive almost 1 mile in and then hiked the rest. Came across a couple from Florida who walked the entire way, and the happily joined us in the jeep for the last park of the trail down. Lucky for them because it became very windy and dusty as we finished the trip.

Be daring and walk out on the arch (it looks worse then it is). We took pictures and had a good time with strangers we had never met.

We went 2 days ago, and it is definitely a hard trail. Some spots we were using all fours to climb. So worth it at the top. Windy and somewhat cold so bring that extra layer, hat, and gloves to keep warm.

on Cathedral Rock Trail

hiking
4 days ago

This is amazing, it took me about 1 hour to climb the view was AMAZING I really enjoyed this and I want to do this again!

Surpassed my expectations. The devils bridge arch is spectacular, but the hike in was much lusher and diverse than I had anticipated.

hiking
5 days ago

Clearly marked trail with great views from the top. Highly recommend it!

on Campbell Mesa Loop

5 days ago

Brisk morning hike on this easy trail. Puppy dog enjoyed it too.

A fun, short, but steep hike! Beautiful views at the top, my favorite vortex in Sedona!

hiking
6 days ago

Stunning! Drive in as far as you can if you want to save some time. The walk in is what takes the most time.

One of the most epic hikes in Sedona

hiking
7 days ago

Moderate hike. Awesome view. We caught sunset up there and it was beautiful!!

hiking
7 days ago

Pretty easy hike. Too scared to go stand on the bridge though. My friend said it was wider than it looked. Awesome views.

Lost service and the recording! No! Lol good trail pretty fun climb and sweet bridge. Good hike/ trail run if you would. Shady with lots of cool views.

Last 200 feet were straight up but not too hard with the staircase design. The first 1.8 miles were smooth and steady ascent with wonderful views of the verde valley. We went on a Tuesday and it was still well trafficked. One of the top five hikes of my life. Highly recommended!!

Beautiful

hiking
8 days ago

So rad! Bring some cardio to this one. Try not stopping and climbing with no hands! We did it! So can you! lol

hiking
8 days ago

Favorite trail in Sedona! Especially from the Baldwin connection.

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