North Sycamore Trail is a 22.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mountain View, AR that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Mt. View: Turn north from Ark. 14 to Forest Road 1112. Eastern terminus: Turn right off Ark. 14, approximately 1/2 mile after turning west at the intersection of Ark. 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.
Gorgeous scenery all around.
Started at Blanchard and ended at Allison. Really fun trip. Lots of sights to see and the hike wasn't too hard. Allison has a creek you have to cross so be prepared for that.
Excellent trail, scenic, plenty of access to water. Bluffs, waterfalls, creeks, cactus, various types of moss make this trail a pleasure to hike.
Beautiful hike. The terrain varies depending on the part of the trail that you're on.
I've been hiking here for 30+ years. Every section between campgrounds is different. Bring the bug spray and maybe take a side trip on an old road or cross country for a while. Winter through summer this is a great place.
This is a beautiful trail! The section between Barkshed and Gunners Pool is the best in my opinion (that's where all the pictures I uploaded came from). The trail changes so much in that 4 mile stretch. From hiking through boulders at the top of the hills near Gunners pool too lush forest valleys near Barkshed. Even on a busy memorial day weekend, I only saw one person on the trail the entire time. If you hike in the summer, don't make the same mistake I did and forget the bug spray. I bet I flicked off about 50 ticks. Luckily I found somebody at Barkshed that let me have some for the trail back. Hike this trail after a heavy rain and you will see some impressive pour-offs.
Several beautiful views of the creeks. If in the right time of the year, you could see some small waterfalls
One of my favorite trails! I have hiked this trails about 5 times and love it every time. You get to experience all kinds of landscapes. Sylamore creek flows year round so you are never too far from water and when the other creeks are flowing they make great swimming holes and rest areas. Also, you may decide to add the 9 mile cripple turkey extension and make the whole thing about 24 miles which can easily be done in 2 days or decide to take a week.
I have spent a lot of time in this area and it is very nice! Beautiful!