Cathedral Rock Private Hike

Trip Highlights

  • Iconic Sedona Hike
  • Red Rock Landscapes
  • Buttes & Towers
  • Creeks and Canyons
  • Top-shelf Backpack & Trekking Poles
  • Amazing Natural & Cultural History
  • Tasty Trail Snacks & Picnic Lunch

Description

Cathedral Rock Loop is our most popular Sedona day hike and justifiably so! This hike is for guests who want to experience all Sedona offers in one day: panoramas, spires, cliffs, buttes, shaded creeks, amazing photo opportunities and a lot more! We’ll pass under towering rock formations and travel over vast areas of exposed rock as we hike around the west side of Cathedral Rock and down to the clear, spring-fed waters of Oak Creek. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic spot with sweeping views of the surounding rock formations.

Please Note: Guide companies are not permitted by Coconino National Forest to ascend Cathedral Rock due to peregrine falcon breeding protections. Instead, this hike traverses the base of Cathedral Rock’s beautiful rock formations but does not ascend to the top.

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)

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4-6 Hours
$145-$525 Per Person
Season: Year Round

Season: Year Round

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-10 Guests
Trip Length: 4-6 Hours
Distance: 7.4MI / 11.9KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1

Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This hike is on a well maintained trail with easy-moderate elevation gain/loss, moderate distance and light exposure.
Hiking Distances:

Up to 7.4 mi
Backpack Weight:

10-15 lbs
Terrain:

Lightly Rugged
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

Up to 750 ft
Heights Exposure:

Light

Physical requirements:

  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-15 lb backpack for 4-6 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
  • Hiking with occasional, light heights exposure

SOLITUDE LEVEL 1

1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Sedona hike a solitude 1. You can expect to be around other hikers the entire time.

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Rates

Rates

  • 1 person: $525
  • 2 people: $275 per person
  • 3 people: $245 per person
  • 4-5 people: $205 per person
  • 6-7 people: $175 per person
  • 8-10 people: $115 per person
  • 10 and younger: $135 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include gratuity for your guide

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

This tour is booked on a custom basis for private groups so does not have set dates (requested dates are almost always available). Give us a call at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to schedule your hike!

Don't see your dates? Call us! We may be able to add new trip dates.

800-715-HIKE (4453)

Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Transportation to the trailhead
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter

What's Not Included

  • Clothing and personal items
  • Water (3 liters capacity)
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-20% of trip cost)

Food: What To Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

This tour includes pick-up at your hotel in Sedona. Your guide will be in contact approximately 1 week prior to arrange pick-up and answer any last minute questions you have.

Pick Up Times

Daily Departure Hikes

  • October 1 to March 31: 8am
  • April and September: 7am
  • May and August: 6am
  • June and July: 5am

Custom Hikes
The pick-up time on custom hikes is flexible, but we do recommend roughly following the schedule above.

Safety Considerations

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size and Age Restrictions

The maximum group size on this hiking tour is 10 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather in Sedona

Sedona is at 4500 feet elevation, which is considered high desert. It tends to be the most comfortable in Spring and Fall, but Summer and Winter are not extreme and are still great times to hike Sedona. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). Read below for average high and low temperatures in the Sedona area:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

MonthLowHi
January33°58°
February35°61°
March38°66°
April44°74°
May52°84°
June60°93°
July66°
96°
August65°

94°
September60°88°
October50°78°
November39°66°
December32°57°

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 4.9 (8 reviews)
Elizabeth D.
5.0

Definitely Recommend Wildland

5 months ago

Beau was a great guide, he was knowledgeable and very friendly. Would definitely recommend Wildland for future hikes!

Swapna V.
5.0

Awesome Hike

6 months ago

Jp did a nice job explaining things during hike. He cooked a delicious meal in the woods. Awesome experience .

Phillip B.
5.0

A+ Experience

2 years ago

The hiking experience exceeded our expectations and was awesome. Dara was an excellent guide, she was very friendly always ready to answer any question. We learned so much about the area from her. The quality of service, snacks, meals, everything was A+ !! Dara made our much needed mini vacation very memorable!

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