Sandys Canyon Trail

EASY 119 reviews
#20 of 165 trails in

Sandys Canyon Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

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.

hiking
9 days ago

Very easy trail, was a lot of fun. It’s mostly flat, coming back up from the canyon there’s a slight incline but nothing too bad. The sights aren’t spectacular but it’s February and things are very dry. I’d love to come back during spring or summer, when I bet it’s gorgeous and green. It would probably be worthwhile to hike Sandys Canyon all the way to Walnut Canyon but we started late in the day.

hiking
1 month ago

We decided to do this trail as our first hike for our year of 52 hikes. The trail was well used and very easy to follow. We brought our dog and had no issues with moving off trail for people to pass, as most of the trail had a wide area around it even on the slope. Check out our in depth review at www.hikingtoforever.wordpress.com for more. Happy New Year!

hiking
2 months ago

Took Sandys Canyon to Fisher Point. Beautiful view at the top, highly recommend

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and I hiked the Sandy’s Canyon Trail today with our daughter’s dog, Wilbur. Though this trail is rated as easy it should be rated as moderate because of the decline/incline of the path with rocks and rock outcroppings. Other than that the trail was easy. Nice views of the Canyon walls. The trail was made up of loose dirt, crushed lava rock mixed with dirt, rocks and rock outcroppings. The trail was mainly used by dogs and their owners. We only seen one person with no dog the rest of the people had dogs including us as well. There are other intersecting trails so one could make this hike longer.

2 months ago

nice hike, very relaxing.

3 months ago

Real nice dog trail.

3 months ago

Beautiful easy hike. Lots of views and blue jays. Great hike with a dog too!!

3 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views. Be warned however, there were so many off-leash dogs (not close to their owners at all) that made this hike more stressful than enjoyable despite the leash laws.

7 months ago

I took the Sandy's Canyon trailhead to Marshalls Lake which is about 4.7 miles and it took a while before I realized that I was going to turn around. It's a decent hike through the trees but no water along the way.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Wasn't really a good loop

8 months ago

nice views, easy fun hike ☺

hiking
8 months ago

Think we lost the trail along the way but was amazing. the rocks looked so crazy.

hiking
8 months ago

fun hike. next time will bring gear for climbing pit on south end of trail

8 months ago

We had a first time hiker with us, it was a great beginners trail! There's a bit of a decline in the beginning but once in the canyon, it's flat and easy to navigate. Not challenging but still worthwhile for more experienced hikers. Really beautiful at sunset!

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail!!! Great views

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful scenery, with several other trails to extend the hike.

9 months ago

Great hike with lots of options! Mostly flat once you're in the canyon and not crowded even on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

9 months ago

it's absolutely beautiful. you hike into and back out of the canyon with the trail eventually joining another path that seems to go on for a while. An all day adventure is definitely possible.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great time hiking this trail with the family.

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