Subway Cave Exploration: Sedona's Off-Path Adventure

Embark on a journey to Sedona's Subway Cave for an exhilarating hike filled with stunning red rock views and a secret cave exploration.

Last updated: Apr 2024

    Free access to the trail; Red Rock Pass required for parking ($5/day)


    More than 500 Miles from you


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  1. Start at the Boynton Canyon Trailhead, with a Red Rock Pass for parking.
  2. Follow the Boynton Canyon Trail, keeping an eye out for the Alligator Juniper tree as your cue to turn off towards the Subway Cave.
  3. Navigate the trail to the cave, which includes a scramble up to the entrance.
  4. Explore the cave and enjoy the views, then return via the same path.
  5. Optionally, hike the Boynton Vista Trail near the trailhead if time and energy allow.



Boynton Cyn Trl, Sedona, AZ 86336

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Packing List

  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots
  • At least 2 liters of water
  • Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Camera or smartphone for photos
  • Snacks for energy

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