Phase 1 is 22 miles of 3 connecting loops that are mostly excellent single track. Most of the Phase 1 trails are quite technical. The White River Bluff Loop is 4.5 miles. Portions of the trail are quite technical, but the views of the White River and North Sylamore Creek Valley are worth the effort. Bald Sc***py Loop is 7.3 miles beginner to intermediate trails through Ozark Forest. Sc***py Mountain Loop is 12 miles of steep Ozark Mountain terrain. Beginners can ride most, but may need to push up/down steep switchbacks. Phase 2 has recently added another 16 miles of trail.
Review: Lots of miles to be had here as well as good variety and some nice scenery. This area is remote and gets little traffic, even on weekends. If you want to rack up a lot of miles all by yourself, you'd be hard pressed to beat this area. Trails are mostly xc oriented, but the scraggy mountain loop has plenty of tech and a couple of the other loops have some tech sprinkled in. The trails seem to drain fairly well too.
Review: Rode Syllamo trail system on 3/6/19. Great trail system. There were a few downed trees and a good amount of leaves on various sections. Otherwise, mixture of fast flowing trails. Much of the trail was along the ridge but we did end up with 4,000 feet of elevation climb over the 30 miles of single track we rode. Fun trail that is a long way from anything.
Review: I rode the white river bluff trial. Didn't run into any down tree but was a few cut away. Thought it was extremely fun and some parts extremely challenging. But the views was amazing and worth the challenge! I'm definitely going back and riding more of the trails. If your passing through it's worth the stop. It is a technical trail so if you like that or want to work on that it's a good place to ride!
Review: Trials are getting in better shape. Still work to be done but the race crews have done a lot. If you need bike service while you are around I am local. I have been a bike mechanic for 10 years in a bike shop. I have all the tools from building bikes and doing brake work to truing wheels. Cell is 870-373-6001 if you need anything.
Review: Ugh! So much potential, but a huge let down. I should have followed previous reviews and stayed away. I made it about 3/4 mile down Bad Branch and had to turn around. Between the down trees and overgrowth that included razor sharp thorns I just could not fathom going another 11 miles. I spoke with a local at another trail and he explained that they just dont have enough bikers in the area to drive a strong volunteer force. They do use prisoners but that doesnt happen until late fall once
most the leaves have fallen (makes it easier to spot an escapee). Its a beautiful piece of property that seems to be well signed, but until they keep up with the maintenance, stay away.
Review: This is a good trail with a LOT of miles, but many of those are very very rocky, so come prepared for some hiking. Not real well maintained, but with that many miles of trail in very rural area you can expect some of that in the spring. Also be warned to bring spare parts and tubes as its over an hour to the nearest shop (only Walmart is close) and you will blow tires. Some good views but I would guess there are better trails not so isolated.
Review: Great, great trail. Don't be fooled by the other ratings. These trails are TOUGH. Some parts very technical. Bring your climbing legs. Beautiful trail and very worth the drive from about anywhere.