Cottonwood AZ (March 15, 2017) – The Forest Service, in partnership with Yavapai County and the Cornville Community Association, is working on the Cornville Non-motorized Trail system and building a Trailhead with parking on Tissaw Road for access beginning March 27.
These partners have been working for the past few years to develop a trail system near the communities of Bridgeport and Cornville on the National Forest. One of the overall goals has been to connect the communities of Bridgeport and Cornville with a trail network. Yavapai County and the Forest Service have previously completed a trailhead on Zalesky Road to help reach this goal.
Yavapai County received a Forest Service grant to construct the new Trailhead on Tissaw Road for access to the trails. There has been an existing informal parking area at the location slated for improvement. The new parking area is being built large enough to accommodate equestrians and has fencing.
Another Forest Service grant was given to the Cornville Community Association for work on the 12-miles of Cornville Non-motorized Trail system. Trail crews, with Forest Service oversight, began working on the trail system March 9. Trail work is focused on sign installation and new trail construction on the Creosote Loop, Dog Leg Link, Black Grama Loop, Loy Link, and Side Oats Loop. The Forest Service is be an integral part of this trail’s development and maintenance as it progresses.
For more information, please call the Red Rock Ranger District Landscape Architect Sarah Belcher at (928) 203-7521, or Yavapai County Public Works – Roger McCormick at (928) 771-3183.