Cornville Trail System

Area Status: Open
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The Cornville Trail System is a series of interconnected, non-motorized trails in the Cornville, Arizona area. 

Trail Segment Descriptions
Distances are approximate.

  • Backbone Trail (#1000)4.85 mile long west-east route connecting Zalesky Road Trailhead south of the Verde Santa Fe Community, crossing Tissaw Road and continuing east to Marsh Lane. Note: this trail is locally known as the Coneville Stage Trail, Cohnville Stage Trail, Koneville Trail, or the Cornville Trail.
  • Zalesky Link (#1070): 0.10 long connector between Zalesky Road and Backbone Trail.
  • Verde Link (#1000A): 0.15 mile long connector between Verde Santa Fe Community and Backbone Trail.
  • Tissaw Link (#1000B): 0.15 mile long connector between the Tissaw Road Trailhead and Backbone Trail.
  • Dog Leg Link (#1000C): 0.5 mile long connector between Creosote Loop and Backbone Trail.
  • Zalesky Loop (#1001): 0.4 mile loop option south of Backbone Trail.
  • Side Oats Loop (#1002): 2.0 mile long loop option south of Backbone Trail.
  • Creosote Loop (#1003): 1.0 mile long loop option north of Backbone Trail.
  • Black Grama Loop (#1004): 2.15 mile long loop optin south of Backbone Trail.
  • Loy Link (#1004A): 0.8 mile connector between Loy Road and Black Grama Loop.


At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles. This trail system is for hiking, biking, and equestrian use.
Closest Towns: Cornville, Arizona

General Information


Location: East side of SR 89A between Cornville and Cottonwood, Arizona.



From the SR 89A-SR 260 junciton in Cottonwood, Arizona:

  • Zalesky Road Trailhead: Drive east on SR 89A for 0.8 mile. Turn right on Zalesky Road and drive 300 feet to the trailhead.
  • Tissaw Road Trailhead: Drive east on SR 89A for 1.8 mile. Turn right on Cornville Road and drive 1.1 mile. Turn right onto S. Tissaw Road and drive 0.7 mile to the trailhead on the left.

Both trailheads have room for horse trailers.



  • Zalesky Road Trailhead (map): 34°43'16.9"N 111°59'13.2"W
  • Tissaw Road Trailhead (map): 34°43'01.6"N 111°57'22.6"W



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Map of the Cornville non-motorized trail system


General Notes:

Rating: Easy to moderate, depending upon distance.

Hiking Time: Up to 8 hours, depending upon desired distance.


Tissaw Road and Zalensky Road trailheads can accomocate horse trailers.

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