Sandys Canyon to Walnut Canyon Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

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This scenic trail leads you and your dog through mountain meadows, lush canyons, and cool, tree-covered ridges. The path is initially a comfortable and compacted forest floor. Your northwest heading ultimately leads you to the lip of Sandys Canyon, but the great views start at the trailhead and rarely let up. The San Francisco Peaks make a couple of grand entrances at different viewpoints along this hike, and the unusual cliffs and red rock formations of Walnut Canyon are a delight.

Sandys Canyon to Walnut Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This scenic trail leads you and your dog through mountain meadows, lush canyons, and cool, tree-covered ridges. The path is initially a comfortable and compacted forest floor.

Your northwest heading ultimately leads you to the lip of Sandys Canyon, but the great views start at the trailhead and rarely let up. The San Francisco Peaks make a couple of grand entrances at different viewpoints along this hike, and the unusual cliffs and red rock formations of Walnut Canyon are a delight."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best April through November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,825 feet
Top Elevation: 6,853 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest, Mormon Lake Ranger Station
Local Maps: Lower Lake Mary and Flagstaff East USGS
Driving Directions: Directions to Sandys Canyon to Walnut Canyon Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2009
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Directions: The Lake Mary Road is being re-done the cattleguard is gone. Look for the Campground Sign and turn to the N there. The hike is easy. There are great views to the mountains to the north. This hike is good with dogs. (ours went on electronic collars as long as there were no other people in sight). Shared the trail with bicycles, horses and several other hikers.



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May 2018