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Beautiful view, at the end! This hike does require a lot of rock climbing and can be a bit slippery. Make sure you wear hiking shoes for good grip. There were a lot of people who brought their dog along for the hike, but they just have to be on a leash.

Climbing up the mountain was a bit of a challenge and may appear scary for those afraid of heights. I thought I wasn’t going to make it up at first and freaked out when looking back down.. but I manage to push myself to the top. Surprisingly the way down seems a lot easier.

Parking day pass is $5.

P.S. don’t follow strangers down a different path.. you go up and down the same way you came from.

Must do. Moderate to difficult climb but the view is incredible!

Requires a bit of effort to scramble up some rocks but the view is worth it! Tried to catch the sunset up top but some of the surrounding rocks blocked the direct view but it was still beautiful! Would totally hike again

4 days ago

This hike was so much fun! A quick little hike with some climbing, but not too difficult.

Such a fun hike with great views. The rocks were intimidating at first glance, but made for a great experience.

Short hike with moderate difficulty. The view at the top is PRICELESS. Defiantly an awesome trail!

Great challenge

It was awesome!

Love this trail! The view is breathtaking every time! Totally worth it!

Gorgeous hike and suitable for all skill levels! The beauty of this hike is in the options! if you do not feel like a climb to the "end of the trail" the sweeping vista views are 360 degrees and available basically from the bottom/parking lot. We were lucky and came at around 3pm and got a parking spot in the small lot off back o beyond road and took our time climbing as high as our girls would allow us to. When it became too busy near the top we just stopped and snacked and took pictures. What an amazing way to spend a few hours!

1/6/19 - Quick and easy hike. Rained before I hiked it so some of the rock surfaces were a bit slick. My buddies were burnt out because we did a 14 mile hike in the Grand Canyon the day before so they waited in the car for me so I pushed it hard and made it to the summit in 17 minutes. Enjoyed myself a few views and pictures and luckily for me a rainbow popped out of nowhere which was awesome. Made it back down in about 15-17 minutes again taking caution going down on the slick rocks once again. All in all did the entire thing in about 45 minutes which was rushed but still a great enjoyable hike nonetheless.

Amazing scenery, waterfalls, and people! if you love to climb there are a lot of opportunities!

Very rocky parts of it are not well marked

This hike is amazing! It was very icy when I went which made it very difficult during the first half, but after the climb in the crack, it’s smooth sailing from there. The view is breathtaking and totally worth the difficult hike up to it! You won’t be disappointed!

We absolutely loved this mini challenge! The views at the end were worth the short, but intense climb up! We tracked about . 6 miles upwards. Be sure to take shoes with good traction as the rocks can be slippery!

Wow, what a hike! First you have a lot of fun scrambling up. Wear good hiking shoes! And I recommend bringing hiking poles, they make the later descend much easier.
The final spot has great views at the valleys and mountains. We missed the sunset by just a few minutes, but the upside was that there were zero people at the top. We had it all for ourselves. It’s just awesome.
Our descend was a bit sketchy, because it was getting dark. But with hiking poles and some confidence we ended up just fine.
Overall, amazing and interesting hike with unbelievable views. Enjoy after the mandatory Devils Bridge.

11 days ago

Ok. I’m gonna tell you how it is. My alarm goes off. 6:30am. I click snooze - whatever - anyways I get up 7:30. After that, my little lady fed me sum homefries and jackfruit griddled eggs like mama did back home (and her mama before her (secret recipe)). Anyways, I digress. The hike at Cathedral was on my mind all morning. All I could think about were those red rock peaks - I couldn’t wait for the helluva challenge! I get in my truck, wife, dog and son with me, and head for the trailhead. Long drive. Parking was hard to come by, but I backed the ole girl in (always been good at that!). We get out and the ground real slippery. Been snowing last couple days and it all gosh darn turned to ice already. Dog son wife and me get out and walk on up to the mid section - couple tourists round these parts of the trail. We scramble on up toward the top, takes son a couple goes to get the rhythm of scrambling - he’s only 6. He had his party couple weeks ago (transformer themed). One of his buddies weed on the floor and it was hella sticky but we cleaned it up just fine. As my cousin used to say, wet anything with water and she’s clean. I digressed again. So we’re hiking on the middle section and don’t you know it my god darn cell phone I carry in my pocket starts ringing. And it’s Jerry from the office who is dating Jessica but who secretly loves Emma. I told that boy not to call me when I’m spending my time with my boy. Track was a bit too busy for me. Two stars.

11 days ago

Great short trail in Sedona with beautiful views! Just be ready to do the hike with a crowd.

Gorgeous views. Its icy on the bottom half and I'm glad I happened to have my spikes in my pack.

Great there and back hike. Took approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. On a nice day it would’ve an easy 1 hour hike. Today was very icy during the rock scrambles and slowed us down especially because we had our baby in the front carrier. Rock scrambles are just in the middle of the hike and don’t last long. The view from the top between both rock formations was incredible. The view of the valley on the other side was stunning and walking out onto the edge is a perfect picture spot :) great little hike to start off the day. Would also be beautiful at sunset.

Good for kids

16 days ago

Totally uphill, then totally downhill. Included a scramble that was difficult at times. The parking lot was small and crowded, so definitely get there earlier. Tough trek but at the views along the way and at the end made it totally worth it! Perfect for a quick hike.

BEST HIKE EVER. Not suitable for children, animals, elderly. Good hike if you’re in good shape. Rock scrambling, near vertical segments, quick rising elevation. Beautiful view. You’ll know you’re there when you’re between the two segments. Well marked. Follow the blue.

Such a blast to scramble up to the top, and the view is unbeatable in Sedona. Had such a blast on this quick hike, definitely do it if you’re in the area!

Fantastic sunset hike! Only .75 miles to the summit but it’s a bit of scrambling.

Fun hike with the fam. Lots of climbing and gorgeous views!

Difficult at points, but worth it! Wear shoes with good traction, you’ll want something to grip the rocks.

Very fun hike. Some tricker parts, but overall not that strenuous. Great views all the way up/down.

Great hike. Good views all the way up.

Just finished this trail today in the morning, amazing views and abundant climbing, instead of just regular walking. A very fun hike for most people, but senior people might want to consider their climbing capability. It took us about 3 h to finish the round trip, but we spent a lot of time doing photography and relaxing. I will recommend planning enough time to appreciate the views if you can. BRING your gloves! Definitely helpful having them.

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