Very nice first come, first serve vehicle camping area off FR139C in the shaded pines and oaks above upper Barbershop Canyon for 1-3 vehicles/1-3 tents maximum. From this base camp are numerous Cabin Loop trails, off-trail hiking areas, and mountain bike forest roads to choose from for some very pleasant and remote day outings.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
High Clearance possible when dry
To Mid FR139C (arbitrary/unofficial) Trailhead From Phoenix
Drive Hwy 87 north through Payson, Pine, and Strawberry.. approx 10.5 miles north of Strawberry on Hwy 87 at MP281.1, turn right at signed FR300 (the Rim Road). From this intersection...