Boynton Canyon Trail

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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.

hiking
13 minutes ago

Great hike beautiful

12 hours ago

Beautiful hike. Terrain is varied-there are a few rocky portions. You are behind the Enchanment Resort for the first mile but then it is just woods and the gorgeous red rocks!

14 hours ago

Beautiful views all around on pleasant hike. Parking can be hard to come by so start early

10 days ago

nice short easy hike, awesome views

hiking
11 days ago

This hike is fairly pretty, but ultimately we found it dull. The first 1/3-1/2 of the trail follows along the fence of a resort, which detracts a bit from the feeling of being out in nature. There were also many people on the trail at this point. Farther along, the trail becomes less crowded and has tall-ish vegetation along either side. The last 1/3 (approx. 1+ mile) of the trail goes into the forest and along the canyon wall and was completely shady and quite chilly the entire way. I was hoping that we'd come out into the sun at the end of the trail, but we never did. So, prepare for this last section by bringing layers. I was glad to have them, especially for the hike back.
To us, the end of the trail was not spectacular. There is a sign stating that you've reached the end, but it's not a particularly cool vista or a comfortable spot to sit.
This all may be different in the summer, when the coolness of the canyon feels wonderful or if the sun was shining into the canyon at the right time of the day. (We started around 11:30 am.) But, in February it was only so-so. Also, the elevation gain is largely imperceptible until the very end. So, if you'd like an easy, flat trail, this might be a nice choice. If you want a bit more elevation gain and vistas, I'd try somewhere else. I don't think we'd hike this trail again.

13 days ago

A great hike down in the canyon. It gets cool as you are down low and in the shade, we needed long sleeves for a good portion of it. Make sure to stop and look up at the red rocks, the view at the end is amazing! Relatively easy trail until the last the third of a mile or so, uphill is definitely worth the view! We did see some javelinas, keep your eyes open!

hiking
15 days ago

beautiful canyon and with changes in ecosystems along the way. hiking was easy until you reach the main summit point. then you had to crawl up and down steep rocks. epic views at the end!!!!! lots of bird chirping and activity. highly recommend this trail!

hiking
17 days ago

My favorite hike thus far in Sedona. The first mile or so is next to the resort and little thrills. Once you pass the resort, the vegetation grows higher and it quickly feels like you’ve left AZ for something farther north. At the end, it gets steep. So calm and magical I laid on my back for an hour looking up at the end of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail! I would recommend bringing layers of jackets. It starts out in the sun but once you start getting into the canyon it gets cold. It wasn't very populated on a Saturday at 10am.

hiking
1 month ago

This was an amazing hike but challenging on hot days. It leads you to one of Sedona'many vortices. We definitely recommend it!

1 month ago

Loved it, all the way to the top !

1 month ago

Great hike with various trees and bushes. We saw javalinas and a hummingbird. We went early in the morning and saw only a few people the whole way to the end.

Nice hike though a wooded canyon. Last part is a brief steep climb that gets you to an excellent vista point

hiking
2 months ago

The energy is amazing, so are the views. don't forget to stand in front of the spiral trees- you will know when you feel the wind.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

It was beautiful...

3 months 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

Fall colors are perfect today

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