Cathedral Rock

Location: Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ

Distance: 1.5 miles

Type: Out-and-Back

Rating: Moderate

Dog Friendly?: Yes, on a leash

Permits & Fees: Many hikes in Sedona require a Red Rock’s Pass. These passes can be purchased via this website or by using a credit card at various trailheads. It’s $5 for a day pass, $15 for a 7-day pass, or $20 for a year pass.

Driving Directions to Trailhead: Parking is not allowed at the trailhead. In order to access the trailhead, utilize the Sedona Shuttle. Park HERE to access the Shuttle Service.

NOTE: Many of the trails require that you take the shuttle, including Cathedral Rock and Soldier Pass Trails. Information on the Sedona Shuttle can be found here.

During the summer, the shuttle runs Thursday – Sunday from 7AM – 5:30PM.

Preparation: Water and sunscreen!

The Hike:

AllTrails Map – CLICK HERE.

After taking the shuttle and getting dropped off at the trailhead parking lot, follow signs that read “Cathedral Rock Tr”:

Just past the trailhead, there is a small creek. After crossing the creek, the uphill climb begins:

NOTE: There are several sections of the trail that require some technical climbing:

The trail is marked by several large trail markers to help you stay on track. This is what they look like on all of the Sedona hikes:

The climb is very steep, but short. In no time, the top is reached where you can see 360 degree views of Sedona:

Take the same trail back down (be careful on the climbing portions) back to the trailhead where you can catch the shuttle back to the parking lot.