Great trail. There are so many miles of trail. So much it offer. I would stay on white and red if you are new to mtbing. There are really no bail out points so bring a lot of water and food. The other color trails are more advanced stay away if you are not several years into mtbing or a good hill climber or down hiller. The trails say they are around 12 miles long each but don't let that short distance trick you. These trails are tough. They have some of everything compact dirt, rock gardens, roots, drops, ups and downs. Great for weekend camping Mtb trips. I have been there twice and like white the best it is technical and fast with some good rock gardens and a killer view. Enjoy!
Nestled in the Sylamore District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest, the Syllamo Trail is one the finest purpose-built mountain bike trail systems in the country. Arranged in four intertwined loops, the 50 miles of trail provides options for an all-day epic, or for shorter tours.
The terrain offers something for everyone: plenty of rolling singletrack invites the less experienced riders, but those same trails, when ridden at speed, get fast, furious and fun. The technical limestone block sections and the burly rock steps will widen the eyes of seasoned riders.
Note that the county is "dry", which means they may not sell your favorite post-ride beverage. Come prepared with a full cooler, or plan on visiting the closest out-of-county store, located 15 minutes from the camping area.
Location: Ozark-St. Francis National Forest (Sylamore District), Mountain View, Arkansas
Additional info: Click here and http://www.syllamo.com/
Length: Approximately 50 miles
Terrain: Moderate-to-fast, flowing singletrack, climbs of up to 600 ft, technical rock sections, limestone slickrock.
Host Club: www.syllamosrevenge.com
Best Season: Spring and fall. The riding can be good as early as February.
Point of interest: Every night, weather permitting, world-class folk musicians play in the town square of neighboring Mountain View, for nothing but the pure joy of it. Blanchard Caverns and the Ozark Folk Center are also great attractions.
Lodging: There are a number of bed and breakfasts and motels in Mountain View.
Camping: Blanchard Springs Campground
It's divided into 5 loops. I did the Syllamo's revenge, which takes all rights around the perimeter of the whole system, which is about 50 + miles. 29'rs did the best with all the roots and limestone baby heads and gravel. I was on a hard tail 26 inch. Beat the shit out of me.If it's wet it's twice as hard, but the limestone drains well so it's not too muddy.I'd say the best time would be fall to early spring, but be ready for leaves and sudden hits.Having said all this, I rate this one of the top ten trails I've ever done.Check out this link for a better map.http://www.syllamosrevenge.com/Maps/Syllamo_MTB_Trail.pdf
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