Additional Trail Information: Downloadable map of the North Sylamore Creek Trail
Location: Western terminus: Barkshed Campground and Recreation Area. Turn north from Hwy. 15 to Forest Road 1112. Eastern terminus: Turn right off Hwy. 14, approximately 1/2 mile after turning west at the intersection of Hwys. 14 and 5 at the community of Allison. Low traveled gravel road turns right off 14 in outside of first curve, as road starts up hill. Follow signs to trailhead for 1/2 mile on gravel road. Trailhead sign stands in the middle of an old pasture. The trail begins to the left and behind the sign, down by the creek bank.
Description: The North Sylamore Trail is named for the scenic North Sylamore Creek which flows alongside the trail. The trail is marked by carsonite posts along the main route, and signs indicate trailheads. Waterfalls at Slick Rock Hollows, fern beds moistened by Ozark springs, and numerous scenic bluffs are a few features of the trail. The trail follows the north fork of the Sylamore Creek, providing one of the most scenic trails in the region. Camping is open, but there are developed camping areas such as Gunner Pool Campground and Blanchard Springs Recreation Area located at 4 - 5 mile intervals along the trail. The creek provides excellent opportunities for swimming, especially in hot weather when the spring-fed creek water remains cold.
For Information: Sylamore Ranger District, P.O. Box 1279, Mountain View, AR, 72560, (870) 269-3228