Barbershop Trail Hike in the Coconino National Forest

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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

Rating: moderate

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

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