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Cathedral Rock Trail

Las Vegas, NV
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Popular hike in Mount Charleston, tips for Tourist

Cathedral Rock Trail is probably the second most popular hike in Mount Charleston. The first being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lasvegasfreeway
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good Hike, Bad Knees

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and had a knee replacement a year ago. While I couldn't make it all... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Chauncey12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cathedral Rock Trail is probably the second most popular hike in Mount Charleston. The first being Mary Jane Falls. For the average hiker, this short 1.5 miles hike to the top will take you around 45 minutes. For the average tourist, you are looking around...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and had a knee replacement a year ago. While I couldn't make it all the way to the top, I thoroughly enjoyed the views and much cooler weather. It was 100 degrees in Vegas and 68 degrees at Mt. Charleston. For...More

Thank Chauncey12
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Just a short 30 - 40 minute drive from the strip and you escape to natural beauty at 7,500' and 30 degrees cooler. Cathedral Rock Trail is a moderate + 1.4 mile hike that is steep. Views are breathtaking and well worth the visit.

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lovely hike...in cooler temps than in Las Vegas, due to higher elevation. The hike is a steady uphill climb with some nice overhanging trees for shade.....lots of benches along the way to take a break if you wish one...or just to stop and enjoy the...More

Thank mokinator10
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A moderate hike that in my opinion should be done in the early morning. It is so much cooler and a lot less people. This is a steady uphill hike not for beginners, unless you take many breaks. Don't forget your at altitude.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the 1.4 mile hike Steady climb but well maintained trail. Restaurant at the mountain has great food. Plan for a good half day trip.

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is not for beginners as it was a 2hr round trip up and back down. Plenty of areas to stop and rest if need be. I recommend going in the morning. It is much cooler than in town. Once you reach the top it...More

Thank Ali c
Reviewed 3 July 2016

They say this is a moderate to easy trail. It isn't. The literature describes this as a 1.3 mile hike from the trailhead up to Cathedral Rock which overlooks Kyle Canyon and of course a very large part of the Spring Mountains. You begin at...More

1  Thank N4595KRricharde
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Glad I did it, glad I'm done! 1.5 miles uphill is moderately strenuous. If you're not used to high altitude take lots of breaks to catch your breath. The view is gorgeous. Trail is well maintained. Hike down was much easier. Do it! After all...More

Thank PlanetR
Reviewed 28 September 2015

** Beautiful, medium-to-beginner level hike in Mt. Charleston. Approximately 3 miles long and 1000' elevation gain. Lots of different vegetation and dog friendly. The top is 8000' above sea level and there's great views of the surrounding area. No scrambling, but a lot of gravel...More

1  Thank Kathy L
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