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Cathedral Rock Trail

 4.7 (30)

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 22 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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Dec 12, 2018
Rachel Phifer
Steep climb to the top and very rocky, but totally worth it 1.8mi
Oct 27, 2018
Beth N
1mi
Oct 26, 2018
Bob Drew
Beautiful view!
Oct 26, 2018
Zenon Markewycz
0.8mi
Oct 18, 2018
Uyen M
Oct 17, 2018
J B
Sep 30, 2018
Mary Schlitt
Sep 30, 2018
Olivia Jorge

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  4.7 from 30 votes

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  4.7 from 30 votes
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in Arizona

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1,548 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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