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A short slickrock scramble to a viewpoint from the saddle near Cathedral Rock.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Out and Back

4,570' 1,393 m

High

4,046' 1,233 m

Low

526' 160 m

Up

525' 160 m

Down

20%

Avg Grade (11°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

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Thursday through Sunday, you cannot park at the trailhead. You must use the Sedona Shuttle. Monday through Wednesday, parking is usually available at the trailhead.

Overview

One of Sedona's top vortex sites.

Need to Know

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

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.

You're on sandstone most of the way except for a few dirt sections. There are some sections that may require a slight scramble up loose rocks. There is one boulder at the mid-point which which may require you to use your hands, but is fairly easy to get up.

Please make sure not to make any marks on the rocks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alexander Vengerovsky

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  4.8 from 77 votes

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On the edge at the top...
Jan 1, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Views of Sedona
Jan 1, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Crest the climb to Cathedral Rock to bask in this phenomenal view. Bring a snack to enjoy, because you won't want to leave!
Feb 17, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
View!
Jan 1, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
6 year old mid way up.
Jan 1, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
The way up can get crowded.
Jan 1, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
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Current Trail Conditions

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