Forget the old trailheads to Cathedral Rock and South Loop they are gone! No bathroom, no stairs, no parking lot. Now, just dirt.
To reach the new trailhead for both Cathedral Rock and South Loop Trails
Drive past the old trailhead and into the very well signed Cathedral Rock Picnic Area and continue to the large parking lot. It has two flush bathrooms and running water! This is nice!
|Entrance to Cathedral Rock|
|Large parking lot!|
To find the trailhead for Cathedral Rock and South Loop TrailsThis is the tricky part. There's only a very small sign located near the start of the parking lot on the right side. I believe in the future there will be a much larger sign.
|The hard to find trailhead|
This is a connector trail. In about 50 yards you come to a divide and a sign. Go left for the South Loop Trail. In about 100 yards you will be on the real South Loop Trail. Go right to continue to Cathedral Rock Trail.
|Left: South Loop- Right Cathedral Rock|
|Veer right to the summit|
As of today (5-27-2013), there's no fee booth. The photo below is where I think the fee booth will stand.
This is just past the large parking lot, so there's no reason to drive beyond the new parking lot. There are no other trailheads for Cathedral Rock and South Loop Trails beyond where the fee booth will stand.