Templeton Trail From Bell Rock

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: A hike along a fairly level trail with great views of famous rock formations

Challenge Level: Easy to moderate

Hiking Distance: About 3 miles from Bell Rock to the base of Cathedral Rock; 6 miles round trip

Trailhead Location: The parking area is the Court House Vista, located on SR 179. Go south past the interpretive signboard and immediately turn left on to the Phone Trail. Follow the Phone Trail  for 0.3 mile and continue north along the Bell Rock Pathway. You'll intersect the Templeton Trail in 0.1 mile on the left.

Description: The Templeton Trail extends between the Bell Rock Pathway (where this hike begins on Templeton) north to the base of Cathedral Rock and then continues down some switchbacks to the bank of Oak Creek. It ends at the intersection with the the Baldwin Trail, across from Red Rock Crossing. From Bell Rock, you hike north and cross beneath SR 179 before heading for Cathedral Rock. All along the hike you have views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, the Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral Rock.

Here's a link to a video of our recent hike (


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 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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March 31, 2021
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