Cathedral Rock Trail

MODERATE 540 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

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.

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Great views throughout the hike. For a moderate rated hike, I found a few sections to be a bit challenging, but my teenagers loved it. My little guy (10 yrs old) made it half way with mom, but that was also due to the extreme heat. Start early morning or go late if it's hot, because there isn't any cover and the rocks are smoking hot.

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6 days ago

Nice views. Great to hike at night during full moon.

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11 days ago

This is a very short yet scenic trail. Coming from the Midwest I think the Moderate rating is a little deceiving but nothing is too treacherous going up or down. Had a great time!

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fantastic hike, starts out moderate, then a little harder as you get to the top. We spent a lot of time walking around the top. great pictures!

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23 days ago

Did this hike twice last week, on Wednesday May 24th and Friday May 26th. First time I came via Baldwin/Templeton Trails. Second time I came directly from the Cathedral Rock trail head. I did a morning hike the first time, and a sunset hike the 2nd time. It was great!

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