Cathedral Rock Trail

4.67 out of 5
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↑ 2,300 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Start off on the Bell Rock trail, go about 1.25 to 1.5 miles untill you locate the tunnel under Hwy 179 ( kinda hard to find without a map ). Go through the tunnel to start this fast rolling trail with some good sized drops on a few of the down hills.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (23 total check-ins)
  dgh911t   on Mar 15, 2018
  brett.williams   on Mar 6, 2018
  britt ballinger   on Feb 20, 2018
  britt ballinger   on Feb 17, 2018   on Apr 28, 2017
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Reviews (6)


April 8, 2018
Review: This is really just a feeder trail that gets you up to mid-level of Cathedral Rock and ties in to one of my favorites, the Templeton.

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July 28, 2011
Review: Another Sedona classic. A must ride. Technical yet very ridable with more amazing scenery.

Similar Trail: Broken Arrow

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April 10, 2011
rich67 Gnarly  
Review: Definitely a sweet ride, and beautiful scenery. Started off on the Bell Rock Pathway, took Templeton Trail to the drop into Oak Creek, swam at Buddha, then hooked up with the Baldwin Loop. Rode Baldwin counter-clockwise; I think it would be better clockwise. We grabbed paved portin back along Verde Valley School Rd. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable ride. Slickrock in some spots and great fun near BRP and some of the offshoot trails on the way out. Must do.

Similar Trail: Thunder Mountain, Red Canyon UT

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March 22, 2011
norski Doubletrack  
Review: The name of this trail can be a bit confusing. The trail described is essentially the Templeton Trail. What is now known as the Cathedral Rock Trail is essentially a hiking trail ... unless you can bike up the face of a cliff.

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March 15, 2011
John Fisch Epic  
Review: It is imposssible to overstate the physical beauty that accompanies this ride. The singletrack is also fantastic. Oh yeah, the slickrock is pretty cool as well. And then there's Buddah Beach. Don't forget the connection to the Baldwin trail that you can use to add a few extra miles of techncial goodness. This one is an A+ even by Sedona standards.

Similar Trail: Llama/Broken Arrow

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August 6, 2009
TMWJR777 Gramcounter  
Review: One of the two "must rides" in Sedona. Great combination of everything, dirt singletrack, slickrock, tech sections, etc. Serious exposure on the switchbacks down to Oak Creek, totally rideable, just be cautious!!!

Similar Trail: Broken Arrow, Llama, Huckaby

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Cathedral Rock Trail MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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