Backpack Ozark National Forest, Arkansas

  • April 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Yes, this is far for you Nashvegas folks, but just thought I would throw this out there.

Have you always wanted to hike in the Ozarks at least once in your life?

Here's your chance. The Southern Backpackers are going to backpack the Sylamore Creek Trail, smackdab in the middle of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, where the dulcimers play!

If you need to break up the drive, you can meet  a carpool in Memphis at 1:00 pm on Friday.  The trailhead is about 3 hours from Memphis.


Meet at Blanchard Springs National Forest Campground, in Fifty-Six, AR at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, or come on over Friday night, as several of us are car camping and cooking out.

We will backpack from Blanchard Springs to Allison.

Total length of this hike is about 8 miles. with options for a cave tour at Blanchard Springs Caverns, hiking without packs through the National Park to waterfalls, etc. , all right off the trail

This hike will require shuttling vehicles, so be prepared to help out with this.


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  • Duncan

    Sorry to miss this trip - sounds fun.

    April 26, 2013

  • Beth M.

    Can't go this weekend. Wave at the large town of TIMBO as you pass by.

    April 24, 2013

  • Sarah

    I completely forgot this is the same weekend as the Nashville Marathon.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're leaving Memphis at 1:00 pm on Friday, if anyone wants to carpool /caravan from there let me know, and I'll message you where to find us. Car camping at Blanchard Springs Campground Friday night, and we'll meet there Saturday morning to plan our backpacking shuttle, etc. Go to for more details, directions ( under "Find us"), etc.
    My cell phone number is[masked]

    April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Derrel - Faith is meeting me at 1:00 pm at the Bartlett Hwy 64 Walmart - Exit 18, across from the Wolfchase Mall.

      April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Faith.......15 days and counting!

    April 11, 2013

  • Laurel

    make sure you stop in Eureka Springs for the hot springs on your way back

    April 10, 2013

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