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The Bald Scrappy Loop (BSL) is one of five trails in the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail System.
Together these interconnecting loops make up 50 miles of mountain bike trail that IMBA recognized as being an outstanding, destination-worthy mountain bike trail to assign it Epic status.
Most of the Syllamo trails are singletrack; however, there are sections where the trails follow old abandoned ATV trails.
Over 70% of the trails are over rocky, rugged, and demanding terrain. The trails can be accessed from four different trailheads, plus using a connector trail out of Blanchard Springs Recreation Area and Campground.
Three trailheads are on Green Mountain Road and the fourth is on AR Highway 5 North. The BSL trailhead is located on Green Mountain Road, the same location as the White River Bluff Loop.
The trail follows ORANGE markers on brown carsonite posts, but there will also be BLUE markers on the section that overlaps Scrappy Mountain Trail.
This is one of the less technical loops in the trail system.
Although there are a lot of short, easy climbs in this section, overall it is one of the least demanding.
This trail is rideable in either direction but locals recommend following a clockwise direction.
This would be a good trail to start out with to test your stamina and get a feel for the Syllamo Trail System before tackling one of the more remote trails.
There are also several short stretches of old ATV trails.