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Cathedral Rock Trail

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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 41 days ago
Mostly Dry History

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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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Feb 11, 2019
Sam C
Jan 18, 2019
Sam Wisher
Jan 13, 2019
Sandy Nguyen
1.2mi
Dec 30, 2018
Scott Runkel
Steep, take your time 1.6mi
Dec 15, 2018
Wei Wei
Dec 12, 2018
Rachel Phifer
Steep climb to the top and very rocky, but totally worth it 1.8mi
Nov 8, 2018
Kendall Taylor
0.5mi
Oct 27, 2018
Beth N
1mi

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 34 votes

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  4.7 from 34 votes
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#3

in Arizona

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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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