Overview: Scenic, peaceful, filled with interesting points of interest including numerous perennial and seasonal named and unnamed springs, this moderate and mostly off-trail loop hike within our Mogollon Rim- Cabin Loop area with route finding skills required, offers a very pleasant remote hiking experience within the most scenic sections of Upper Barbershop Canyon and Upper to Middle Merritt Draw.
Hike: Follow the Official Route or wander at your own leisure. The loop follows Barbershop Canyon southwest to Barbershop Spring. Then returns northeast through Merritt Draw.
Warning: for Arizona "Monsoon Season" months of July, August, and into September.
History: This loop hike includes a short section of Barbershop Trail #91, one of the historic Cabin Loop Trails.
Water Sources: Numerous water sources with best availability for hiking months in May, July, August, and September.
Camping: Many lesser visited and primitive backpack campsites along this hiking loop route including numerous vehicle camping locations (see linked and "official" GPS hiking route with all key way points included)
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.