North Sylamore Creek: Barkshed to Allison (AR 5)

MODERATE 18 reviews
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North Sylamore Creek: Barkshed to Allison (AR 5) is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fifty-Six, Arkansas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and whitewater kayaking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 501 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

whitewater kayaking

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

For Fee NF primitive campsites, picnic tables and fire rings 27 campsites with grills, tables, lantern poles and tent pads. Chemical toilets. Drinking water.

5 days ago

hiking
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2 months ago

Barkshed to Allison (at the White River) isn't 4 miles but a little over 13 total. Great hike. Barkshed to Gunner Pool to Blanchard then on to Allison!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked from Blanchard Springs to Barkshed – plenty of variety and lots of great views! Parts of trail are right alongside creek, others are on top of bluffs. Hard to say whether segment from Blanchard to Gunner Pool or from Gunner Pool to Barkshed is more enjoyable.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Needed some trail maintenance done, but the scenery was spectacular.

backpacking
5 months ago

The Sylamore never disappoints.

10 months ago

we camped right next to the waterfall. a very relaxing area so beautiful

1 year ago

nature trips
1 year ago

This is a perfect hide-a-way for tent camping or just a day on the creek. If you camp here, just remember, there are bears. We come here just for a day trip to swim in the creek and relax.

1 year ago

NF primitive for fee campground. Excellent grounds, adjacent to Sylamore Creek. Nice wooded, with water and pit toilet, many area hikes available.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice place to get away. The descent to the park is a drive. Once there it is very pretty. Nice swimming holes for the summer heat. Trails along the bluffs offer a pretty view, and the hike covers different terrain.

camping
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

Only have to add you can swim here too. Hike upstream is along bluffs much of time. There are spots on the road in to pull off and camp to save some money. Taking off cross country is fun too, taking you to places your sure to be alone. Driving N on the forest road is nice too. Won't see a house for quite a while.

camping
4 years ago

My husband and I camped here a few summers back. Price was reasonable, it was a very nice place. Well taken care off. Beautiful place to relax. Very nice to walk around. Also a very beautiful creek to play in. Would definatly recomend to anyone looking to relax.