Syllamo Trails - Bad Branch Loop, Arkansas
The Syllamo Mountain Bike Trails are an IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) EPIC designated trail system. The system is broken up into 5 distinct loops with numerous levels of terrain and elevation change, stretching for more than 50 miles in Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, Arkansas. Much of it is singletrack. The big gem sits in the middle of an amazing and inspiring landscape, runs over thousands of acres of the Ozark National Forest, and offers vistas of the serene White River, Sylamore Creek Valley, and luxuriant Ozark Mountains.
All five loops can be accessed from four different trailheads. All trailheads have gravel-surfaced parking for approximately 20 vehicles, a bulletin board with information for a small donation/fee (kept locally to help maintain the trail and the trailhead facilities), and a pit toilet.
The Syllamo Trailhead is on the east side of AR-5, which is 10.2 miles north of Mountain View.
There are three secondary trailheads on Green Mountain Road (gravel):
Syllamo Mountain Bike System has everything to keep you interested all the time. Call your friends. It’s time to Syllamo!
Bad Branch Loop is the last loop of Syllamo Trails if you head from Allison to the northeast.
Rated as intermediate, this scenic trail running through stunning forest is suitable for riders of all levels. The trail is recommended to be ridden clockwise. Many people say that it is the least technical of all the loops at Syllamo.
Easy flowing singletrack with not much technical sections. It has just under 1,000 feet of elevation gain.
The Bad Branch Loop is 5.8 miles from AR-5.
Food and drink
Bring what you need with you.
Blazed in red, this 12-mile singletrack can be shortened to 4 or 8 miles as you wish, thanks to two connectors.
There is a $3-day use fee. No camping is allowed at the trailhead.
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