Part of the historic Cabin Loop on the Mogollon Rim, Barbershop Trail is known for its bigtooth maple trees that blaze red, orange and gold beginning in early October.
Getting There: From Payson, go 29 miles east on State Route 260 to Rim Road (Forest Road 300 at the Woods Canyon Lake sign). Turn left and go 22.8 miles on FR 300 to FR137, turn right and continue 3.4 miles to the Barbershop Trail sign. Hike begins on the west side of the road at a small wooden sign. Dirt roads are sedan-friendly.
Length: 8.7 miles
Kid Friendly: NO
Pet Friendly: YES
Elevation: 7,120-7,598 feet
Best Season: mid-October to see fall color
Photo credit Mare Czinar/PHOENIX