We hiked as many trails as we could in the Sedona area and we found Cathedral Rock to be one of the most interesting. From the parking lot to the end of the "trail" is only 0.7 miles, but almost all of it is up steep slickrock. This is the sign at the trailhead:
The route follows cairns up for over 600 feet past several viewpoints to a series of ledges, finishing between two of the spires. Anywhere beyond is a climb requiring equipment. Around each corner is a new view:
This is a steep and slow hike both up and down, but has a unique feel to it. Cathedral Rock is one of the most-photographed sights in the Sedona area and many tourists flock to the base, but not many go all the way up to the end of the trail.