NOTE: The following summary information is to help with hike selection and is not intended to be used for hiking the trail. For your safety and enjoyment, please obtain a copy of Sedona Hiking Guide which is available here.
Summary: An in-out hike between the Bell Rock Pathway and the Templeton Trail, or a loop hike providing excellent views and access to the foot of Cathedral Rock
Challenge Level: Easy to Moderate
Hiking Distance: About 5.5 miles round trip to the base of Cathedral Rock. Add another 0.5 miles if you hike up the Cathedral Rock Trail to the "saddle" of Cathedral Rock and the vortex there. About 5.1 miles if you return via the Easy Breezy Trail.
Trailhead Location: Park at the Little Horse Trail parking area.
Description: Once you park, hike south on the Bell Rock Pathway. Continue past the Little Horse Trail and you'll come to a bridge that spans a wash. Continue across the bridge to the beginning of the HT Trail just on the other side. You'll pass under both the northbound and southbound lanes of SR 179. When you reach the Templeon Trail, turn right and proceed toward Cathedral Rock. Continue west along the Templeton and you'll intersect the Cathedral Rock Trail coming up from the parking area on the Back 'O Beyond Road. You can also make this a loop hike by returning via the Easy Breezy Trail.
Here's a link to a video of the loop hike (http://youtu.be/DeoG8_X-uVc).
For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have GPS data available for the hike which include "tracks," the route and waypoints.
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Last Updated January 11, 2020
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