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blueBlack Cathedral Rock Trail

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0.5 mile 0.9 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 646' 197 m
Descent: -5' -2 m
High: 4,691' 1,430 m
Low: 4,045' 1,233 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Alexander Vengerovsky

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A short, but heart-rate raising scramble to a viewpoint in the middle of Cathedral Rock.

Alexander Vengerovsky

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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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Jun 13, 2019
Dayna Turner
Jun 6, 2019
Emily Freed
Awesome, loved the scramble. It's kinda like bell rock but shorter. 1mi
Jun 1, 2019
Lawrence Wang
May 21, 2019
Eric Meyr
May 19, 2019
Jaehong Park
May 18, 2019
Marilyn Stasinopoulos
May 14, 2019
Lucas Winson
Apr 27, 2019
Kevin Coen
With Winnie and Gavin 1.7mi — 1h 46m

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