Palominas Multi-Use Trail is Open for Daytime Recreational Activities


Residents of Palominas and the greater Hereford area now have access to yet another recreational opportunity in their neighborhood. The Palominas Multi-use Trail is a two-mile loop trail open to hikers, strollers, bikes, and horseback riding, located north and west of the Palominas Elementary School on the County’s 285-acre recharge property.

After months of planning and development, following on the heels of a shorter walking path developed along the County’s recharge basins east of the school, the public finally has access to a safe and scenic landscape for exercise and fresh air.

"The views of the Huachuca Mountains to the west and the Mule Mountains to the east are spectacular throughout this mesquite and grasslands landscape” notes Mark Apel, Environmental Projects Coordinator for Cochise County. “We wanted to provide yet one more opportunity for the public in this area to safely recreate and learn about the county’s recharge efforts, where we’re capturing stormwater to help sustain flows in the San Pedro River” Apel says.

The main access to the trail is from Palominas Road about ¼ mile north of Highway 92 and the school. This access has a parking area and gate to accommodate horse trailers and regular traffic.

A pedestrian gate for hikers and mountain bikers is also located along Highway 92 approximately 800 feet west of the elementary school.

The Palominas Elementary School has generously allowed for public parking in their lot in front of the bus depot for the public wishing to access the trail from the Highway 92 entrance.

The Multi-use Trail is open for daytime use only and no motorized vehicles are allowed on the property. For questions, contact the County at 432-9306 or email