Templeton Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length7.1 miElevation gain708 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from the Cathedral Rock Trail for .3 miles from its trailhead off Back O'Beyond Road: To get to the Cthedral Rock Trail from the junction of Routes 89A and 179, take 179 south 3.5 miles to Back-O'Beyond Road on the right. Go .6 miles to the trailhead parking turnout on the left.

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Casey Kelsey
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I started at baldwins trailhead and cut to this trail then up past cathedral rock to slim shady trail and turned back. took me about 4 hours but I stopped a lot for pictures. the creek and shade was nice the first half of the trail. beware mountain bikers are also on the trail and they dont look out for you. you will climb rocks but the elevation was not too back.

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Miroslaw Nowak
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Austin Indritz
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George Logue
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Awesome

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Norma Patterson
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Beautiful view of red rock formations

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William Davies
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Andrea Wu
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Did this as part of bigger loop starting from Yavapai Vista. Trail was flat, not too many people until Cathedral Rock area. Pretty great views!

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Amy Kreidler
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Great easy hike - enjoyed sitting on Baby Bell and eating lunch.

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Paul Vanjo
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I thought this was super boring

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Dan Smith
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Richard Belcastro
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Todd Schneider
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Zoe Gillis
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Great views and easy some shade and water towards the end of Templeton. We ended up taking Hitrail on the way out to make it an 8 mile moderate loop.

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Katie Snider
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Trail is in good condition , mix of shade and sun. First hike of our trip so picked an easier one but the views were great !

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Nancy Bartell
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Good workout. Equal distance from Templeton - Easy Breezy connection to parking.

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Tamara Fink
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This trail was amazing. Easy and lots of great views. Started at Bell Rock trail followed Templeton until Cathedral Rock, accomplished Cathedral Rock and back. Not too busy until the trip back, mostly mountain bikers. Will definitely do this again.

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sue markovitch
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Beautiful!

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Kym James
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Accessed trail from Baldwin loop to cathedral rock trailhead. Beautiful views

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James Johnson
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Very nice views in numerous directions. Lightly traveled compared to other trails. Today was a bit muddy due to recent heavy rains.

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James Hertenstein
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Did the first section starting at Baldwin and then about 1/4 mile beyond the Cathedral Rock trail intersection. First section along the creek is boring and minimal views- felt like we were back in Illinois, then after some uphill switchbacks we were rewarded with great open views, especially of Courthouse rock. Having driven in from Sedona we felt stupid for not having accessed the trail from the parking lot at the base of Cathedral Rock trail- it would have been much quicker and avoided 1 1/2 mile of dirt road as well as the boring Oak Creek section.

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Michelle Miller
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Super fun. Dog friendly and amazing views!

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Stephen Gates
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Gorgeous. Started at Little Horse Trailhead. Into Templeton Trail via HD and then out via Easy Breezy. Stunning scenery.

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Eric Gorecki
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As a beginner mountain biker, I had to get off the bike about 15-20 times. No big deal. Still a good trail. Apparently on the west side you have to cross water to get to a road which I ended up taking back around the airport. Probably not the smartest idea but whatever. Added a few road miles to the trip. Nice views. River on the west side.

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Todd Armstrong
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Definitely a kicker to start a mountain biking season off with, absolutely beautiful, not very busy. The Creek was a nice place to cool off!

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Tima Rdld
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lovely trails, too bad didn't get to finish it , storms were rolling in, less crowded with nice sceanary

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CaliExit 2Zona
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great hike to bring a picnic and some vino and watch the sunset. be aware of mountain bikers.

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Michael Conforti
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Awesome trail! Be alert for bikes! Great trail!

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Andrew Ward
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Nice long, easy trail to Cathedral Rock. Watch out for bikes.

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Jill Threm
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We started at Crescent Moon Ranch and took Baldwin to Templeton to Cathedral Rock. We went up ...quite a fun and challenging scramble. At the top we went around to the left and up...to a great lookout. Back down and headed to Bell Rock. Of course we had to climb this too! Gorgeous views. Then retraced our Templeton route 7 miles back home. Started at 730. Returned at 330. Checkmark day! My favorite day of the trip.

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Linda Maslowski
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This is one of my favorite trails here in Sedona. I started at The Baldwin Trailhead and continued till I saw the Templeton cutoff to the left. From here it is a short hike to the river. The river is so beautiful! Some flat parts and then rocky going down to river. Continue going up and up the hill with a beautiful view at the top!

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