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Cathedral Rock

Yavapai County, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-282-6907
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Towering red rock formation, part of the Cathedral Rock Trail.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“great hike” (309 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Yavapai County, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-282-6907
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely a bit of a challenge with steep scrambling a times. Rewarding views. If you are afraid of heights this is not for you. There is a Templeton trail that is apparently a easy trail.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the scramble- don't under estimate this one- follow the signs and the markings and go early before it gets hot - great photo op at the top 👍take water 💦

Thank Jannine75
Reviewed yesterday

This can be a fairly difficult hike if you go all the way to the saddle, but SO well worth it! I hike often, but I was sore the next day from rock climbing to get up there! There are many places you can quit...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had just a short time to see this and we were able to accomplish this in the time we had allotted. We got there fairly early but as we were leaving the parking was getting pretty full. If you have a less abled person...More

Thank Leana C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not hike up to Cathedral Rock, but you can. We went to 2 separate locations in Sedona to get great views and were not disappointed - the rock formations and colors are amazing.

Thank rcfalc0n
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a family we were in Sedona for two days - if your trip is short and you love to hike you cannot miss this one! If you get to the top there is a "trail end" sign. Take a minute and soak in the...More

Thank JEBrown67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked up to the top point in late afternoon and it is an arduous climb with specific sections requiring care and at times hands and feet. Coming down some of the steepest sections is difficult and not for the faint of heart. If you...More

Thank BalajiS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike but quite steep with a baby on your back. We made it about halfway, but still enjoyed a great view.

Thank mtrammell2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nestled right smack in the center of Sedona you can't miss the majestic spires that make up this magnificent piece of godly matter. If you are a novice hiker stay below and around the base. The trail up to the saddle is for the experienced...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked with a private guide and found some great scenic views. Def pay attention to footing as some of the rocks can be a little slippery. I went early Thursday morning before it got too hot and it wasn't too crowded. Perfect for meditating...More

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July 13, 2017|
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Response from Kim B | Reviewed this property |
Perfect arrival time. It's hot an crowded in the afternoon, plus it's a little sketchy hiking down once the sun has set.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from MegMtn | Reviewed this property |
I doubt the heat will be as much of an issue in October. But it would still be nice to get an early start to beat the crowds. Parking and be tough if you get there too late.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from PizzaLoverYum | Reviewed this property |
We didn't actually climb Castle Rock but hiked to it through a state park on the "backside". The hike was very doable for the two of us in our mid 60's and the trail was very enjoyable. Sorry if this is exactly an answer to... More