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Towering red rock formation, part of the Cathedral Rock Trail.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Yavapai County, Sedona, AZ 86351
+1 928-282-6907
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One of the best hikes we did in Sedona. Despite the crowds in the beginning, they thin out the higher up you go. Great views along the way.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jason C
Reviewed yesterday

There are some spots that you have to use the hand/foot grooves in the rock to be able to climb up to the next section of the trail, but WOW, the view is incredible. Take a friend and help each other out--it is so worth...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Charlene H
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the best attractions to see while visiting Sedona!!!! The view is breath taking and is well worth seeing!!!! This is a must see while visiting Sedona!!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathi B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely loved this hike! It’s a challenging but doable and also pretty quick. Took an hour to hike up, 15 minutes spent enjoying views at the top, 45 minutes to get down. Go early as the small parking lot fills up quickly and then you’re...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bmaker94
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a short amount of time before sunset, so we jumped on the chance to see Cathedral Rock. Lots of people here, so we spent time waiting in certain areas, as there's only 1 way to go at those places. Little windy up top...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Doug1730
Reviewed 2 days ago

All of the rock formations are very breath taking and worth taking the trip tours to get the facts on the area.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Usmc2154460
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a wonderful hiking trail that goes from the free parking areas right up to the vertical face of this fascinating rock formation. The trail is short but just steep enough toward the end to be challenging and really fun

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ronalda775
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

High winds made it a little nutty but probably kept traffic down - a harder hike not for the weary - not sure you need to reach the top to appreciate the stunning views

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank debg142
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Dropped by the Cathedral Rock area to snap some pictures but did not do the hike as we had someone in her 70’s and just took things easy. Lovely place to get some pictures and enjoy the scenery.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank dynamic14
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stopped at the narrows and let my husband finish the climb without me. Should be doable for people of all ages and abilities. I have a bad knee that couldn't bend the way it would need to, so took a rest on a rock...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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2 March 2019|
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Response from np4micu | Reviewed this property |
This area I think would be great for kids - I would recommend stopping at the Ranger Station on Route 179 just before Sedona. They have Rangers there that can answer any question you can possibly have, they will recommend... More
Michael M
2 February 2019|
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Response from BenHoJamin | Reviewed this property |
You can see Cathedral Rock from the car. But the scenic hike and the view at the end you cannot.
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9 December 2018|
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Response from cyclingmaster | Reviewed this property |
Would be pretty tricky unless you had good footing. There are some scrambling points that could be slippery.