Cathedral Rock to Red Rock Crossing

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Cathedral Rock to Red Rock Crossing is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.5 miles
341 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips






There are restrooms and a place to fill water at the trail head.

1 month ago

Wow! Great hike. Started off uphill for a little bit but then its flat and down hill the rest of the way. Didnt take as much time as expected to get all the way in. Found a perfect spot by the creek...we sat down, played in the water. Overall a great time. Only reason I wouldnt give it 5 stars is because it was alot busier than I wouldve liked. But I will definitely be visiting again

2 months ago

Loved this quick river hike! Brought the snoot pup with us and went for a little dip. Would be the perfect place for a picnic.

Also word had it that rattlesnakes were out and about (04/28) on the Cathedral Rock side so keep your eyes peeled if you are taking your pup with you!

6 months ago

Excellent trail for getting pictures of Cathedral Rock and surrounding formations from and along Oak Creek. This trail is much less frequently traveled than the Cathedral Rock trail, but suffers from the same lack of parking due to sharing a trail head. Several offshoots from this trail lead to the river, and the area is dark enough to get good pictures of the Milky Way at night, despite being within a stone's throw of several houses.

3 months ago