Cathedral Rock

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Cathedral Rock
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Towering red rock formation, part of the Cathedral Rock Trail.
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More than 3 hours
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Anya Cameron
11 contributions
Favorite 360' View from the top!
Nov 2021
We absolutely LOVE Cathedral Rock and although it's a short hike, it is steep near the end, but totally doable & worth the climb!
Written December 4, 2021
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ebrocklesby
Havertown, PA13 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2021
Travel the upper red rock loop rd and went into Crescent moon ranch. Easy walk to the base of cathedral rock. Many people on a vortex there. Beautiful spot for a picinc
Written December 2, 2021
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procmom
Florida Keys, FL22 contributions
So Many Ways to See the Cathedral
Nov 2021
We hiked a trail near the high school and were able to view this unique place and enjoyed the wide view. Then we drove down into the local neighborhood and saw an even better view, which I know the local community is not to fond of-but worth the drive and -I wish the development around the rock would stop.
Written November 24, 2021
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cindyp_nola
New Orleans, LA620 contributions
Cathedral Rock is beautiful
Nov 2021
The hike to the top of Cathedral Rock in Yavapai County is very strenuous. It's a beautiful place, but very hard to hike to.
Written November 21, 2021
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Brown_Samantha
Washington1,276 contributions
Most memorable hike in Sedona sections are difficult but can be done
Nov 2021
We arrived at the parking lot very early in the morning to make sure we get a spot. Several groups took off in the dark with head lamps, must have been hiking to see sunrise. It is located at the end of a residential street Back O Beyond Road, very limited space with dry facilities. We waited and had breakfast in the car, got rewarded with the most colorful sunrise over the horizon. It was beautiful.

The start of the trail is very easy, if you have limited time or cannot hike far, the view to Cathedral Rock is stunning even from the bottom. While the distance is only 0.6 mile each way, it does get very steep with parts that will require all 4s. Several groups stopped at the big steep "platform" section. There is no rule you can't just stop there and turn around.

The most important tip: wear nice and sturdy hiking boots with gripping soles. You will definitely need it going up and coming down. Certain portions if you have short legs or not as strong, you will need to pull yourself up by grabbing rocks, or have someone give you a "pull".

We took our time, stopped to take in the view and take photos. It took us almost an hour to ascend and 1/2 hour to descend. There is a section where you go up single-filed, step foot over foot in this rock crevasse. It felt safe, despite how steep it was. Bring a light backpack so you can have hands free.

Once you get to the "End of Trail" sign, you will see why it is such a popular hike. The view is simply stunning. Some people walked along to the right to go out to the ledge for that "bragging" photo. One of us in the group did, while one with fear of cliffs and ledges did not. :o)

This was our favorite hike in Sedona.
Written November 15, 2021
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Jim F
Toronto, Canada236 contributions
Found the Hike Difficult
Nov 2021
AllTrails rated the hike moderate but my wife and I both stopped about half way up as the way up footed was dangerous we thought and if somebody above you lost footing it would not end well. Also you’re need to pay for parking and the parking lots are small with no street parking.
Written November 10, 2021
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FjordFan
Milwaukee102 contributions
Great hike with teenagers
Oct 2021 • Family
Awesome family hike with teenagers. It’s really more rock scrambling than a hike, which the kids loved. Took us a half hour to get to the top and a half hour to get back down. But definitely spend time at the top— continue past the “end of trail” sign to the left to get even higher for some amazing views. Then go back to the right to get that iconic photo on the ledge.
Written November 7, 2021
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Kelly21830
Long Beach, NY55 contributions
It's beautiful but parking sucks
Oct 2021
I got there a little after 9am and all the parking spaces were already taken. I didn't feel like driving wherever it was I had to go, so I left and hiked around Courthouse Butte.
Written November 5, 2021
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HSpanbauer
Cincinnati, OH189 contributions
A Special Sedona Hike!
Nov 2021 • Couples
Super fun hike with easy, moderate and challenging portions including scrambling up crevasses and boulders. Fantastic views along the way and especially from the top! We parked in Baldwin Lot and took the Baldwin Trail to Templeton to Cathedral. Absolutely beautiful change of terrain as the Baldwin/Templeton trail follows Oak Creek for a while, and the deciduous trees are currently in full autumn splendor. Wear good hiking shoes for the scrambling at the top, and bring plenty of water and a snack. Fellow hikers were happy and encouraging. A very special place in Sedona.
Written November 1, 2021
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Jenn H
harrisburg pa4 contributions
Worth every step!
Oct 2021
Used Alltrails since TH's are packed as soon as the sun came up. The alternative routes to get there are worth the extra steps.
Written November 1, 2021
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