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Cathedral Rock Trail

 4.6 (28)

Length


0.5 Miles 0.9 Kilometers


646' 197 m

Ascent

-5' -2 m

Descent

23%

Avg Grade (13°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

4,691' 1,430 m

High

4,045' 1,233 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 46 days ago
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A short, but heart-rate raising scramble to a viewpoint in the middle of Cathedral Rock.

Alexander Vengerovsky

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This trail is fairly straightforward to find - just follow the cairns weaving up the path towards the Cathedral prominence and try not to get side-tracked by the Templeton Trail crossing after scrambling out of the river bed.

Expect mostly exposed rock faces at the start, leading to a few threads of shady dirt trail sections towards the top. There are some sections that are YDS 2, requiring a scramble up loose rocks. There is one boulder at the mid-point which is YDS 3 being particularly steep and exposed but fairly easy to get up if you have good shoes/feet and use your hands.

At the top, enjoy one heck of a view and follow a couple of short side trails for additional treats.

This is a desert trail! Mind the sun and bring enough water

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Check-Ins

Dec 12, 2018
Rachel Phifer
Steep climb to the top and very rocky, but totally worth it 1.8mi
Aug 5, 2018
Brandon Jew
1mi
Aug 4, 2018
Raf Saavedra
1mi
Jul 16, 2018
Christopher Chadwick
Jul 14, 2018
Omar Albayati
Jul 12, 2018
Dave Milowicki
Another early morning after a rain the night before. Trail was sparse with hikers. A few spots were slippery but An awesome view at the top.
Jul 6, 2018
Juan Canton
Jun 23, 2018
joe bloggs
0.5mi

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 28 votes

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  4.6 from 28 votes
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in Arizona

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1,294 Since Feb 23, 2017
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REWARD Lost Nikon camera on trail or in overflow parking lot at cathedral rock on 2-9-2018. Please contact with any information 330-685-5004. Feb 10, 2018

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