Cathedral Rock Trail

MODERATE 592 reviews
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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, trail running, and rock climbing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

rocky

scramble

no shade

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.

21 minutes ago

The moderate rating is deceptive. About 3/4 way in, you are doing more mountain climbing than hiking. Several people stopped bc the climbing was near vertical without good footholds. Not the kind of trail you want to do with young kids or without proper footwear.

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22 hours ago

It's an amazing hike and the view at the top totally is breath taking

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2 days ago

This is an amazing trail climbing to the Cathedral Rock. Beautiful views from the top! But it's very slippery when raining.

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14 days ago

Beautiful view of the surrounding area and you don't have to go all the way up to see the views. There is not a lot of shade so make sure you have water with you.

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15 days ago

Cathedral Rock Trail was amazing , almost surreal to take in the breathtaking views of the naturally occurring red rock formations in Sedona, AZ. We visited in February on our way back from seeing the Grand Canyon and I highly recommend this moderate walk/hike to anyone able to do it.

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