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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.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“templeton trail” (102 reviews)
“great hike” (337 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Yavapai County, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-282-6907
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t let the short distance fool you! This hike was well worth it. It’s a difficult hike but if you enjoy climbing this hikes for you! It’s straight up but when you get to the top the view is well worth the climb! So far,...More

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a hike! Come in on Baldwin to Templeton for views from Oak Creek side too...or right at Cathedral Rock spur. There is a scramble portion with high exertion to get to the saddle, but you can do it!

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take your time and look around. As the sun moves the colors change! The landscape you see in the morning is different from what you see in the afternoon!

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cathedral rock was one of my favorite hikes in Sedona. It is a steep uphill climb but fairly short. You definitely need some good hiking shoes. The views at the top are absolutely incredible. To get to the top and back down takes approximately an...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must do!! The best hike goes all the way around the rock... takes about 2-3 hours but worth it... not strenuous at all

1  Thank Julie J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really fun hike up to the top in 55 degree weather. Nice mix of easy walking and some minimal climbing. Awesome views from the top. If you visit Sedona, ya just do this.

Thank Shandy K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a challenging, but wonderful hike. The trail is well-marked and has natural hand and foot holds in the rock which makes the climb doable. Not a hike for kids (at least not to the top). There were several dogs, but they made me...More

Thank 1tip4u
Reviewed 6 days ago

We are fit and experienced hikers. This was a challenging hike but doable and fun. My boyfriend rates it as a 4 (because it was on the touristy side) and I would rate it a 4.5. The lookout at the end is definitely spectacular. It...More

Thank jsquare
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your going to hike in Sedona this is the top of the list . 3 out of 5 on difficulty but it is doable. The views are astonishing .

Thank Johnlockner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of the tougher climbs. Take plenty of water. But the views are breathtaking! Where hiking boots cause the rocks can be slippery. Enjoy!

Thank vacafun3
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28 December 2017|
Response from Biztravr | Reviewed this property |
1.5 miles out and back 800 foot climb
david K
22 November 2017|
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Response from dchung781 | Reviewed this property |
I think it took us no more than 3 hours to get to the top and back. We took our time, enjoyed the scenery and sat around at the top for a bit, before heading down. it's definitely worth it. Not overly strenuous at all
Chris E
25 August 2017|
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