A person can't camp for 6nts/7days on the Mogollon Rim-Cabin Loop Area and not attempt the fun and challenging "route-finding" Barbershop Trail. One thing you always want to remember on this hike is that you should never plan it as a first time group hike where a lot of group socializing is expected while hiking . It really does not matter which TH Start (west or east) you start hiking in from on this 4.84 mile one way, they both require you undivided attention.
Having finally succeeded in understanding the correct hiking route for this trail and now always with the back-up help of gpsjoe's posted "accurate" GPS Routes available on HAZ to download for all the Cabin Loop Trails, I now find this Barbershop Trail a much more enjoyable hike each time I do it. This Friday was my planned 2nd hike for the day, beginning at the east TH Start at Buck Spring/Cabin complex and continuing west to a large, lush green meadow area up FR321C, then returning back to my TH Start.
Please see my posted pic set/captions and posted GPS Route/notes for more hike details.