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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Barbershop Cyn Upper - Merritt Draw Upper Loop, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Loop 5.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 7,435 feet
Elevation Gain 223 feet
Accumulated Gain 800 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 4.5 - 5.5 ho
Kokopelli Seeds 9.9
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Seasonal Creek
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Author Grasshopper
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Trips 543 map ( 5,393 miles )
Age 75 Male Gender
Location Scottsdale, AZ
Co-Author HAZ_Hikebot
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Preferred   May, Sep, Oct, Jun
Sun  5:12am - 7:40pm
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by Grasshopper & HAZ_Hikebot

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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 the 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 waypoints included)


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2014-06-20 Grasshopper & HAZ_Hikebot
    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.

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    Directions
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    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...

    Utilize this GPS Driving Route "from" the intersection of Hwy 87/FR300 (Rim Road) at Hwy 87 Milepost 281.2 "to" the recommended FR139C TH Start at Camp Grasshopper-Campsite #3 (or #2).
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    page created by Grasshopper on Jun 20 2014 1:22 pm
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