Cathedral Rock Trail

#4 of 221 trails in Toiyabe National Forest

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Cathedral Rock Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located in Mt. Charleston, Nevada, which is only 35 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. It's one of the most popular trails in Mt. Charleston.

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Maria France Carrion (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a hard trail for a beginner! The elevation was taking my breath away ! But the journey to the top was pretty amazing! And the reward of the beautiful view once your at the top was just sinply amazing!

Heather McCourt (647)

26 Completed15 Reviews

Jennifer Aleman (130)

5 Completed4 Reviews

The trail was pretty easy, up hill most of the way up but coming down is a breeze! The view is amazing when you are at the peak!

Rony Estrada (146)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Heather Rose (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Weather was perfect (lots of clouds; 77F) which made the hike a good workout on the way up and relaxing jog on the way down just as it started raining

Brad Dixon (97)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Rebecca Isselin (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Gerard Bonfils (6618)

49 Completed42 Reviews

I hiked to Cathedral rock a day after going to Charleston Peak via the Trail Canyon trail; this was a way for me to "cool down" progressively after a fairly taxing climb to the peak for my 60 years old legs.

The ratio of difficulty to rewards certainly makes this hike a must do for those visiting the Mt Charleston area. You will likely not be alone on the trail as Cathedral rock if understandably the most popular hike around Kyle Canyon; however the trail is well maintained enough and the 'summit' is wide enough to accommodate a sustained stream of visitors.

The views are many and stunning (view of the "rock" itself as you go up, of the "Mummy" to the North, of the South canyon walls, of Kyle Canyon in its entirety, of Charleston Peak to the West... so much in such a short walk).

Should I return to Kyle Canyon at some point, I will likely do this hike again. I would start early to avoid a bit of congestion and see the valley in the more interesting morning light.

Cynthia Murff (627)

29 Completed7 Reviews

Hike is now open. All up hill with a beautiful view of the Mt. Charleston valley. Short trail with a rewarding view.

Surrounding hikes (Little falls, Echo, and Griffith) seem to still be closed from the fire.

Mary Z. (88)

This hike has re-opened! Great view! Strenuous, high altitude.