Cathedral Rock Trail

MODERATE 771 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
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

rocky

scramble

no shade

Cathedral Rock is a short hike that offers beautiful views of the naturally occurring red rock formations in the heart of red rock country. This is a favorite hike in the Sedona area. The Cathedral Rock trailhead can be accessed off of Back'O'Beyond Road. There is a small trailhead parking area. However, the trail can also be accessed from Baldwin and Templeton trails. The trail ends with a short steep climb to Cathedral Rock. There are some steep sections so hiking shoes are recommended. There are great views along the entirety of the trail.

21 hours ago

Amazing views. Short hike with some steep climbs. Views are worth it.

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7 days ago

Definitely worth the steep climb!!

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8 days ago

Short but very steep hike. There is a good amount of scrambling involved so I wouldn’t recommend it for someone uncomfortable with heights or some mild climbing. The view from the saddle are amazing and while this is a busy touristy destination, it’s worth doing. It took us about 40 minutes to get to the top but we stopped for a lot of photos along the way. Doable in 30 but I can also see it take a newer hiker an hour.

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11 days ago

Stunning views!

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