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Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail - Main Trailhead (PT)

Point 17 Details
1.3 mi. between 1
6 - 17

Biking & Hiking Trail - A Two Mile Bike or Hike Between Points 17 and Point 16

A trailhead for the Scrappy Mountain Loop of the extensive Syllamo Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail. See Syllamo Mountain Bike Trails for details. This is the main trailhead for the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail System.

syllamo mountain bike trail main trailhead
Look for this sign and gravel drive beside Highway 5

This is the second of two spots where the Syllamo mountain biking and hiking trail crosses Hwy 5 (the other is up Hwy 5, 1.3 miles at Point 16). A short well maintained gravel drive puts you in the parking lot, which has a Porta-Potty.

If you hike or bike the trail on the parking lot side of Hwy 5, you'll come out in two miles at
Point 16. These trails are also an excellent place for birders.

In the other direction the trail runs along the driveway then crosses Hwy 5. The Scrappy Mountain Loop runs in a 12-mile circle. It is a tough trail in spots and is recommended only for those who are physically fit. For more mountain bike trails see Point 18 and Point 24

October 1 through February 28 of any year, it is a good idea to wear florescent orange as bow hunting season is open during that time. Modern gun is open during mid November.

For Current Trail Information & Maps - Before you leave to visit this area, call the Ranger Station to make sure the trails you want to use are open. They are closed from time to time for various reasons, usually due to logging or a controlled burn.

Sylamore Ranger Station
PO Box 1279 (1001 East Main Street)
Mountain View, AR   72560
870-269-3228 Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Weekends calls are taken at Blanchard Springs Caverns.
Call 870-757-2211 Saturdays and Sundays. Blanchard is open every day 9:30am to 6pm, from April through October. From November through March it's closed Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Address is NF 54, Forest Road 1110A

Between Points 17 and 18

A short distance after you pass Point 17 there is a pullout on the right side of the road. While it is scenic, it's not a big scenic view. It is a good place to pull over if you need a break, or to fix a load, etc.

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