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    Mescal Mountain Trail

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    9.7 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    159 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Mescal Mountain Trail is a 9.7 km out and back hike in Sedona that skirts around the base of Mescal Mountain. This hike is rated as moderate, but we consider it to be on the easy side of moderate. You can do this route by itself or use it to enjoy other connecting trails in the area. Expect moderate traffic on this route.

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    Route Description for Mescal Mountain Trail

    Mescal Mountain Trail is an enjoyable hike suitable for all skill levels near Boynton Canyon. The route is easy to follow and can be hiked alone or used to access connecting trails for a longer adventure. Enjoy the views without needing to work too hard!

    Beginning from the Boynton Canyon Trailhead, take the trail to where it splits, then stay right. You’ll wrap right around the base of Mescal Mountain. Stay towards the mountain at the next two junctions. The trail takes you across the road and ends at a split just past Dry Creek. You can keep exploring if you’d like, or you can turn around and hike back to the trailhead, enjoying the view of magnificent Boynton Canyon on your return trip.

    It’s possible to make a loop around Mescal Mountain by turning left just before the road and then taking another left onto Deadman’s Pass Trail.

    Getting to the Mescal Mountain Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Mescal Mountain Trail is off Boynton Canyon Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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