Syllamo Bike Trail


Area Status: Open

The Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail is a series of interconnecting loops offering the mountain bike enthusiast 50 miles of trail, much of it single-track.

The trail name dates back to an 1800s resident of the area. Eventually the name was anglicized to its current form - Sylamore (SIL-a-more). You'll notice all the tributes to Syllamo in the area - Sylamore Ranger District, Sylamore Creek, North Sylamore Hiking Trail.

The various loops can be accessed from four different trailheads as well as Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and Campground. Three trailheads are on Green Mountain Road; the fourth is on AR Highway 5 North.

Several parts of the trails have a variety of difficulty - stretches that are pleasant for a beginner, then stretches where a beginner would be wise to walk a bike. Trails are marked with various color blazes on brown fiberglass posts. Remember to wear your safety gear and enjoy the ride.

Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail Map

The Blanchard Campground may be accessed from the Syllamo Bike Trail at the Jack's Branch Loop. You can camp at Blanchard and ride up to the trails on a spur between the campground and the main trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
Operational Hours: Open year-round.
Area Amenities: Toilets, Parking
Fees: $3/vehicle at trailhead parking areas.
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Sylamore Ranger District (870)269-3228 or Blanchard Springs Visitor Information Center (870)757-2211

General Information

Directions:

Trail loops can be accessed from four different trailheads. The Syllamo Trailhead is on the east side of AR 5, 10.2 miles north of Mountain View. There are three secondary trailheads on Green Mountain Road (gravel). The White River Bluff Trailhead is 1.3 miles up Green Mountain Road from AR 5. The Scrappy Mountain Trailhead is 3.8 miles from AR 5. The Bad Branch Loop is 5.8 miles from AR 5. Green Mountain Road is the first gravel road to the west , 0.5 miles north of Jack's Fishing Resort on AR Hwy. 5 North. 


General Notes:

The bike trail crosses AR 5 twice, as well as several crossings of Forest Service roads. Please be careful at all road crossings. By shuttling vehicles, shorter rides that are all downhill can be made. Those with roof-mounted racks should be careful on Green Mountain Road to avoid overhanging limbs.


Parking:

All trailheads have gravel-surfaced parking for approximately 20 vehicles, a bulletin board with fee information,  and a pit toilet.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

The Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail is a series of interconnecting loops offering the mountain bike enthusiast 50 miles of trail, much of it single-track.

The various loops can be accessed from four different trailheads as well as Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and Campground. Three trailheads are on Green Mountain Road; the fourth is on AR Highway 5 North.

Several parts of the trails have a variety of difficulty - stretches that are pleasant for a beginner, then stretches where a beginner would be wise to walk a bike. Trails are marked with various color blazes on brown fiberglass posts. Remember to wear your safety gear and enjoy the ride.

Fees: The Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail is a fee area. The fees are kept locally to help maintain the trail and the trailhead facilities.

Road Cycling

Many cyclists ride the roads between the bike trailheads. Be aware that AR Highway 5 is a very busy road and care should be taken when riding it. Safety gear should be worn. Three bike trailheads are off Green Mountain Road, which  is a gravel road with many vehicles, including logging trucks.

Day Hiking

Hikers are welcome to walk on the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail. The trail loops can be accessed from four different trailheads in addition to Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and Campground. The Syllamo Trailhead is on the east side of AR 5, 10.2 miles north of Mountain View. There are three secondary trailheads on Green Mountain Road (gravel). The White River Bluff Trailhead is 1.3 miles up Green Mountain Road from AR 5. The Scrappy Mountain Trailhead is 3.8 miles from AR 5. The Bad Branch Loop is 5.8 miles from AR 5. Green Mountain Road is the first gravel road to the west , 0.5 miles north of Jack's Fishing Resort on AR Hwy. 5 North. 

All trailheads contain a vault toilet, a bulletin board containing fee information and a map, and a gravel-surfaced parking for approximately 20 vehicles. Several sections of the trails have a variety of difficulty. Loops include: Bad Branch Loop, Jack’s Branch Loop, Bald Scrappy Loop, White River Bluff Loop, and Scrappy Mountain Loop.

Fire Information Campfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.
Fees: The Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail is a fee area.

Viewing Scenery

Amenities

Toilets: Pit toilets

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.9621000

  Longitude : 
-92.1197500