Boynton Canyon Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Boynton Canyon is one of the popular trails in Sedona. If you like red rocks this would be one of the perfect hikes. Great views! The trail is great for hiking and normally takes a half day. One of the "votex" points in Sedona, Boynton Canyon is popular for both locals and visitors.
Relatively easy except some uneven rocks
Easy hike for more than 3/4 of distance. Near the end of the hike, more strenuous as we needed to climb up some uneven/rock terrain. Knew the trail truly ended when we found the sign saying end of the trail (had a miscue earlier). The temperature went from hot in mid portion of trail to requiring a jacket (frost still on the ground) as we ascended and were in the shade near the end. The resort other reviewers mentioned detracted a little from the initial part of the hike due to construction noises. Once completed, I don't think it will be a problem.
Love this hike. A must do every time we are in Sedona.
Easy to moderate, this hike is accessible to many fitness levels and offers incredible views. The trail is well marked with cairns and if hiking in summer, start out early as it gets hot fast!! The dry heat is pleasant to hike in and there is a vortex here but I didn't feel it sadly. There's some cool rock formations to climb if that's you're thing and if not then sit down in a sunny spot and take it all in! Keep an eye out for lizards...we saw plenty along the way, scurrying about and stunning themselves on the rocks.
Don't take this hike. The hike follows beside the new resort for about 2.5 miles. It will make you sick. Buildings built into the once beautiful red cliffs and above those water tanks! Along the way you will be exposed to barbed wire right up to the trail that is DANGEROUS to anyone who might lose their balance. Motion sensors, video cameras on the trail, automatic lights, noise, and at the end the payoff is simply not worth the effort and the danger, the hiker hatred, and the criminal treatment. Once again corporate greed has destroyed the environment. How this was allowed would be nice to expose, probably a contribution to the Clinton foundation.
A must hike every time I come to Sedona. It's mostly flat until the last little bit of the trail to the end. Pictures all the way until the end because it's beautiful but when you get to the end make sure you walk around on the rocks and not just stay in one spot.