Barbershop Trail No. 91


The rather unique name for this trail comes from a sheepherder who once lived in the area and was as good at clipping his fellow herders as he was at shearing woolies.

Along the creek in Barbershop Canyon on Barbershop TrailBarbershop Trail meanders through a pleasant region of open forests and shallow canyons and provides an excellent place to enjoy a woodland stroll or a weekend backpack. You'll find a wide variety of tree species here, including maple, aspen and oak, scattered among the more typical ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The high proportion of deciduous trees makes this trail an especially colorful place in the fall, but there's plenty of wildlife to see at all seasons of the year. Watch for wild turkey, mule deer and elk. There are black bear in the area too, but they're much harder to see. Especially while you're so busy enjoying the scenery.

Barbershop Trail is one of several trails in the historic Cabin Loop Trail System, which tours several now retired Forest Service cabins in Rim Country.


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Trails: Barbershop No. 91

Photo tour of this trail [Flickr]


At a Glance

Open Season: April
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ
Water: Open water sources along trail, requires treatement
Operated By: Mogollon Rim District 928-477-2255

General Information

General Notes:

Rating: Moderate

Hiking time: 2 hours


  • No motorized vehicles. There is water on this trail.


Location: 77 miles (about 2 hours) southeast of Flagstaff in the cool pines of Mogollon Rim country.


  • East Access Trailhead (Map): 34° 26.599' -111° 08.495'
  • West Access Trailhead (Map): 34° 26.349' -111° 11.950'



  • East Access: Drive about 55 Miles south of Flagstaff on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn north on AZ87 and travel 9 miles to FR95, turn right on FR95 and follow to function of FR96 at the East Clear Creek. Travel on FR96 to FR137, turn right and go south to the Buck Springs Cabin to trailhead.
  • West Access: Drive 55 miles south of Flagstaff on FH3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn left and travel 9 miles on AZ87 to FR95. Turn right on FR95 and travel 8 miles to FR139. Continue 7 miles on FR139 to trailhead.


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  Elevation : 
7549 at east trailhead