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Incredible the whole way, amazing views, beautiful day. Coming back we did get confused and we where lost for some time until a biker should us how to get back on track. I am no expert and could do it, but took me many hours to do the complete loop. Would definitely recommend it!

trail running
1 day ago

Very good workout for the legs. View from the top makes the struggle worth the effort !

Early November was a perfect time if year for this fun trail.

Beautiful hike! Amazing views

This hike is very challenging but well worth it to see the spectacular views! Not meant for shoes that have no grip.

amazing views continuously unfolding and changing all the way. only saw one otger person on this Trail and then a few more on the summit that I think came from the other side. a good steady climb most of the way.

hiking
2 days ago

There is one part where it's bad, but it's the only place that it is that bad. Otherwise I was not scrambling.

Some difficult footing, I'd recommend hiking poles. This one's tough on the knees. Be prepared for you gain, loss, gain loss in elevation. A long one but well worth it. Great scenery and fall colors!

Nice trail but would not rate it as easy because it is extremely rocky. So if you have any knee or ankle issues you have be careful as there is a great deal of loose rock, sometimes in large chunks. There were some nice views.

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!

When you get to the trail head it will fork off , go right! I have done both ways and the views are best when you go counter clock wise. Be warned you will have a nice up hill right off the bat that will keep you thinking " I'm I there yet?!" Once the up hill battle is over the hike will get easier. This hike will take you to beautiful views of Sedona. Also if you do the full loop you can see Soldiers Arches, Devils sink hole and Seven Sacred pools. Dog friendly hike as well :)

This is an incredibly special trail, though quite difficult in many areas especially for people like me afraid of heights! Particularly when the wind is whipping threatening to tear you off the rock face! Not for the faint of heart. Scenery is spectacular the entire trek. We went counterclockwise and at the bottom the sign reads: difficult, technical skills needed! One of the harder hikes, not moderate. Loved the excitement and beauty. Don’t miss this trail.

This was an amazing hike with a brilliant tour guide named Shane. So glad we did this adventure. The canyon was gorgeous and we had a small group.

Must do if you are in the area! Nice loop trail with great views.

This was a nice hike. Nothing really technical about it other than a few river crossings. The water was low for us and never got above our chins. The trail is hard to follow at times, but you can’t get lost. There is always a wall on either side. We actually found that if you start walking toward one wall or the other you may cross about 5 trails. At the turn around point we decided to climb one of the cliffs for a nice view. We also did some side trips up a couple of the washes that were really neat. Overall, we logged 7 miles. Easy hike even for a beginner, just be prepared to get your feet wet.

Really neat trail. The first half is very easy, but the last half to the river gets tough. The trail is not that bad if you can find the best rout, but that is not easy. On our way to the river, we ended up on the wrong side at one point and my brother performed “a committed fail” into the water 8’ below the wall we were on. I managed to get across by climbing the rock higher to get a foot hold. Be sure to wear good shoes and really look for the best routs; most of the time you are not in the bottom of the wash, but on the ledges.

Awesome

hiking
4 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

Gorgeous views particularly as you reach the top. Have to scrabble a bit to reach the pass, and we definitely were feeling intimidated when the wind was blowing because the ledge to climb up wasn’t very wide, but the hike was worthwhile!

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.

Really nice hike. There's enough elevation gain with the summits too make this a nice workout that can be done in a couple hours. I like to take quick breather at the top of each hill and run back down it.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice guided hike looks awesome.

hiking
5 days ago

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

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

best hike in Scottsdale Phoenix area. Not as rough as echo canyon but very challenging. great views.

hiking
5 days ago

Busy but worth it! Stay hydrated ok

Great workout! Slightly overcrowded and parking can get wild but the views great!

hiking
6 days ago

Totally amazing

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