Soak in the dramatic scenery of red desert hills and endless blue sky while hiking at Cathedral Rock. One of the state’s most iconic landmarks, the sandstone rock formation takes the shape of a cathedral perched majestically above the rest of the landscape. Wind through the rock’s three saddles, or gaps, on the short but steep 2.4 km (1.5 mi) hike. Be sure to carry extra water and wear sturdy hiking shoes with you as the trail is rigorous in certain places. Use our Sedona trip planner to visit Cathedral Rock on your trip to Sedona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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You must do the hike! Very satisfying, medium difficulty in some areas. I would avoid holiday peak periods though. We had trouble finding parking which delayed our day's schedule. more »
This is a Spectacular hike with amazing views. It is certainly not for the weak hearted. Also you need to be pretty fit to climb up to reasonable locations. Some places are pretty steep. Strongly... more »
Definitely one of my favorite hikes in Sedona. Relatively, easy hike.
More of an up and up than a walk. Definitely kicked my not in hiking shape behind. Great ledges to look over and take pictures from.
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