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Boynton Canyon: Subway Cave


Hike to a spectacular cave in the side of a canyon wall.

Hiking Difficult

7.5 km
185 m
185 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.5 km
Boynton Canyon: Subway Cave Map

The Subway Cave in Boynton Canyon used to be a local secret... but it's a secret no longer. Boynton Canyon is now one of the most popular hikes in all of Sedona, primarily due to the Subway Cave. The side trek to the cave adds some slightly more technical terrain than the main trail, but it's frequently done in order to reach this stunning subway-style cave.


Aside from the scramble up to the cave, the rest of the trek is fairly flat and non-technical. The walking is easy, and the views are absolutely stunning! It's no wonder that this trail attracts so many hikers—it truly is a phenomenally beautiful area.

Sources: https://www.earthtrekkers.com/how-to-hike-boynton-canyon-subway-cave/



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and December


  • Picturesque

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