1. Are you able to park at the recreational area or the campground overnight?

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      Yes, you can park in the lot overnight. Not a problem. There is a dirt lot where the paved road turns to gravel. That’s a good place to leave your car.

  2. Any chance you could share any gpx files you might have on these Sylvia route? The map “download” seems to be a text file. Thanks!

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      Hey Jason. Yeah, the download is a little wonky. The trick is to right-click the “download” button and then “download linked file.” You’ll then need to remove the .txt extension once it’s on your computer. I need to fix that. In the mean time, I’ve emailed you the sylvia 50 .gpx file.

  3. I was wondering if you could e-mail me the downloadable map as well. Planning on trying out this route this weekend.

  4. Hi all, I am looking for a little more information on this route. Myself and a group of buddies from around the country are headed down the first week of November and are looking for a great overnight route with some stunning views and camping opportunities. This looks like a great option. Any additional thoughts or feedback on this or some other route would be greatly appreciated.



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      Hi Glenn. The Sylvia 50 takes you to a fantastic campsite and the route is pretty straightforward and clean. The Sylvia 57 is a variation on the 50 with a couple adventurous detours (near-bushwhacking, stream crossing, etc.). Another great option, and my current favorite, is the Camp Harrison route. It’s 43 miles round-trip with an even better campsite on a cliff overlooking a river. It has a nice final 6 miles or so, too … mostly downhill through a wooded double track. Let me know if you have any trouble downloading the GPX files.

      1. Jason, thanks!! Where can I find the Camp Harrison route? I will search through your site and see if I can find it. I had no problems with downloading the sylva route and also found it on Ride With GPS.

        LR 100 was awesome. I still have a ton of images to post, just not enough time. I will miss this years event because I will be riding over in Ireland. Bobby is one of the guys that I am coming down to Arkansas with.

        Thanks for the help,


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      Love your pics, BTW. I was at the LR 100 this year too. Good times!

  5. Thank you for this contribution. I’m heading up there the end of Nov. for several days of bikepacking. Also shared to my facebook page /THCBikeTours

  6. Hey Jason, do you think cell phone reception is good enough out there to navigate via phone GPS?

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      Yeah, reception is usually pretty good out there. Might not be great all the time, but you shouldn’t get lost.

  7. I am looking for the download map and the gpx file, but I seem to be lost.

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      Sorry. Missed this … The “download” link is on the bottom right of the embedded GPX track viewer. Depending on your operating system, you might need to right-click or control-click the link to download it. You may also need to get rid of the .txt appendage once downloaded. Make sense?

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