Sandys Canyon Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.0 miElevation gain305 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildlife
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Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St., Suite 4015 , Phoenix, AZ, 85004, Phone: 888-520-3434, Fax: 602-240-5432, mfioritt@pni.com

Directions from Flagstaff: Drive southeast out of Flagstaff 6 miles on Lake Mary Road (Forest Highway 3). Just past the second cattle guard turn north (left) to the trailhead.

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Jeff Fill
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Very nice easy hike into the canyon. One moderate incline on the return but no concerns.

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Luke Thorne
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Hannah Blackmun
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The trail was super muddy and still snowy around this time of the year but it was a fun and easy trail

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Ashley Huff
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Josh English
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violet kaufman
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such a beautiful trail but about half way through it gets very icy and a little steep so i turned around just to be safe but i did end up falling! i’m okay but i’d be cautious or wait until it warms up a bit.

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Mark Wight
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Great. The snow was good to walk in today.

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Brooke Koning
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This trail provided stunning views, wish it was a bit longer but my dog and I did really enjoy.

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Chloe Strike
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very snowy and icy at the moment

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amber johnson
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Don't follow Google maps to the trail head, you'll end up in a rural neighborhood. Keep going down Lake Mary Rd until you see the sign for the parking lot.

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Cody Goodman
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A tad icy in some spots but very nice and easy up and down.

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Hannah Gordon
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Went off on some different paths. Scenic walk, not difficult.

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Joaquin Orellana
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Gary Caruso
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Great short hike relatively easy with one section of steeper incline. Trail was a bit muddy from snow melt.

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David Lee
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Nick Collins
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A fun trail for a quick one hour hike and got to see a fair amount of people, bird watching and insects. I would have continued to walnut canyon but didn’t have the time but had been there before. Check it out for sure!

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Sre Harsha Remella
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Brandon H
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Anthony Nelson
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Rich Alesi
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Nick Johnson
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Good hike in the forest, some rocky areas to hike through, AllTrails recorded over 1000 elevation change overall through the up and down

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Doug Daniel
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Trees, easy hiking, easy to follow the trail.

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Lauren Chilcote
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Well marked and easy to follow. Terrain varies from packed dirt to loose, sandy dirt, to quite rocky. Beautiful! The AllTrails directions will lead you to a campground, and on the road leading up to it you’ll see a sign for the trailhead about a quarter mile beforehand. Either are fine for starting the hike, but the campground has less parking than the other lot.

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Jennifer Everson
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Megan Mundt
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Jack Hollin
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The trailhead is a nice, easy decline then incline on the way back. Great for families and dogs.

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K Atkins
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Beautiful

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Vanessa Londen
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We loved this trail. It was easy with some shade and wildflowers. Looking out over the pines and volcanic rock was gorgeous. It had rained that morning and the pine smelled wonderful.

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