Trail workers gather at the end of the day after working to clear the Cemetery Trail in Patagonia. From left: David Christiana, Steve Finch, Zay Hartigan, Kerry Schwartz, Bob Proctor, Bets Stover, John Hughes, Aaron Mrotek. Not pictured: German Quiroga, Murphy Musick.

Volunteers from the Mountain Empire Trail Association and the Nature Conservancy worked together to re-open the Cemetery Trail in December.

The Cemetery Trail is a very pleasant, flat walk through a mature mesquite forest. The entrance is located just opposite the ramadas at the Nogales end of Doc Mock Park. The easy access and flat trail make it one of the favorite trails for locals and visitors alike. If you want to continue up to the cemetery you will leave the flat trail behind and head up a steep but beautiful trail that takes you to the cemetery at the top of the hill. 

A loop can be made by going down the cemetery road to Highway 82 and then back to Town. I prefer to go back down the Cemetery Trail after I have toured the cemetery – this route is much quieter and very beautiful.