Cathedral Rock Trail
ElevationAscent: 646' 197 m
Descent: -5' -2 m
High: 4,691' 1,430 m
Low: 4,045' 1,233 m
GradeAvg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“A short, but heart-rate raising scramble to a viewpoint in the middle of Cathedral Rock.”— Alexander Vengerovsky
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
Land Manager: USFS - Coconino National Forest Office