Boynton Canyon Trail

EASY 196 reviews

Boynton Canyon Trail is a 6.1 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, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
787 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

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.

2 days ago

Beautiful scenery, good trails. Saw lots of birds and a small herd of mule deer.

hiking
10 days ago

It was beautiful...

25 days ago

If you can get past the resort being at your side for first mile and half, it is worth the effort to go all the way to the end for a spectacular view of the canyon. However, don't stop at the trails end or you will miss the best part. Head to the right along the rocky ledge and go until you can go no further. the view is amazing! Best place to sit and have lunch, no restaurant can offer better atmosphere.

hiking
1 month ago

Good for first of the season. Very well marked great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Fall colors are perfect today

We veered off at the vista and it has spectacular views ! A man played a flute at the top of a rock spire. Very sacred area and worth the time as it is beautiful and inspiring.

Easy hike, beautiful views!
That last .5 mile will get your heart rate up! Be careful, the plateau is a little slippery!

3 months ago

Was very pretty. A little close to the road on some spots but still great. Even took my dog and he liked it too. :)

3 months ago

Great walk/hike, a nice cool walk under the canopies for most of the walk.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

This was an awesome trail. We did a hike and then did an atv ride through red rocks. Was an unforgettable time.

hiking
4 months ago

I made this trek in mid-August, wanting to visit a vortex. It was HOT (duh, AZ in August!), but a 6am start and the forest walk throughout much of this hike make the high temps bearable. As others have mentioned, the vortex area is what makes this hike worth it. Gorgeous views, including hot air balloons for me, and that eerie energy only Sedona provides. Another reason to start early: the Shaman who plays his flute at sunrise. The wafting notes throughout the valley set the tone for a magical experience and you're immediately lulled into a peaceful state.

hiking
4 months ago

As others say, the vista at the end is incredible. The rest of the hike is forgettable.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, easy hike. The vista at the end makes the 3 mile trip worth it. I was not happy, thought, going next to a resort for 1 mile... they take the beauty away

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! Came across deer and a baby hawk about a quarter mile from the end. The view at the end of the trail is well worth the hike. A great mix of terrain to keep you alert. Highly recommend this trail.

5 months ago

Kids survived ... 8/10/14/16 and no one complained. Beautiful outlook points at the top of trail.

hiking
6 months ago

It is an easy trail. Not one of our favorite trails! It follows a hotel and residential area for a large portion of the trail. Too much noise, too much stench from the garbage at the hotel, not enough pay off in views or scenery. But an easy trail if you have young children. We can say we did it and we'll never do it again.

hiking
6 months ago

One of my top trails in Arizona. Very peaceful and less tourist traffic. My calculation from the trailhead was closer to 6.4 so little longer than what it states. A must do trail with awesome views. Very rewarding at the halfway point.

7 months ago

Seems longer than stated. Part of the trail takes you close to some condos, but ultimately you go through different natural ecologies. The last part of the trek is pretty rugged, but my wife and I (both 65+) were able to complete it.

hiking
7 months ago

Scenic at start and end but some boring stuff in the middle. When you get to the end, you will see a sign that says "do not go past this point". Look to your right and you will see a red rock face you can scramble up. There's a bit of path to this face. Go up this and the view back to the canyon is amazing. This is the real payoff on this trail.

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