Subway Cave, Sedona


Distance: ~7 miles

Elevation gain: 800 ft

Difficulty: easy/moderate

We didn’t get a chance to hike to the secret Subway Caves during our last visit to Sedona. Thanks to the persistence of my friend, we made this a top priority this time.

If you have visited Sedona, or if you’re in the middle of planning a trip to Sedona, you know that there are so many incredible hikes to choose from and it’s hard to decide which ones to do specially if you’re limited on time.

If you are looking for a secret trail that offers a unique viewpoint at the end, then pick this one. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Subway cave is a part of Boynton Canyon and you can get to it simply by following Boynton Canyon Trail. The trail can get a bit confusing at times, I suggest you ask fellow hikers to get to the right spot. There were some arrows marked on the trail but none of those are permanent.

There is a short steep climb up to the cave which can be tricky for some, but you can make it up with some help. You wouldn’t know what’s going to happen or what you will see on the top, but there is a huge Aha moment waiting for you at the top, make sure you make that climb and not turn around. The cave is so beautiful and perfectly carved in the shape of subway it’s hard to describe, I will just share some photos with you!

It took us about 4 hours to finish this hike, we took a plenty of time enjoying the cave once we all got up!

We had to do Devils Bridge hike the next day as this was Dharmesh’ s first time to Sedona and this is one hike I really wanted him to check out. A few of made a quick revisit to the famous Devils Bridge for sunrise!

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