The Baldwin Trail starts across the road from the Red Rock Crossing (Crescent Moon) parking area near the end of the Verde Valley School Road. It heads east and soon drops down a bit to the valley floor, near but out of sight of the creek. At 1/2 mile, it meets the end of the Templeton Trail. The Baldwin Trail forks sharply right and climbs moderately through a draw between Cathedral Rock and a red rock butte. Nice views of Cathedral Rock and back to Wilson Mountain. It levels out and then begins a gradual descent to the southwest and ends at Verde Valley School Road at 1.6 miles. (Hike House University preferred route is to access Cathedral from 179/Back O’ Beyond Road. Go up Cathedral 1/4 of the way, go right on Templeton, drop down in slot canyon which leads to Oak Creek. Trail then intersects the Baldwin Trail which is a loop trail bringing you back to intersection.)
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