The Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail System - TRAIL

The Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail System - Trail, Bentonville, Arkansas

The Slaughter Pen Hollow Mountain Bike Trail System is scheduled to open April 21, 2007. The trail has become a reality thanks to Tom Walton and the Arkansas Trail Blazers. They hired The Grey Barn, LLC. to build the trail starting in January 2007. The trail was designed and constructed by two OORC members. Don West and Aaron Hanley. The completed trail includes around 5 miles of fast and flowing singletrack that blankets the mountainside between the north side of Bentonville and I-540. The trail has something for all level of riders, including beginners to experts. Expect to see a combination of singletrack, log rides, drops, jumps, log overs, and teeter totters. The trail construction was completed March 1. Trail signs and Kiosks should be up by the first week in April.
A freeride skills park has been added due to the efforts of OORC members Nathan Woodruff and Chris Crone. Freeriders can enjoy the table top jumps, bermed turns, ladder bridge drops, and wall ride.

User Reviews (17)

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imh   Cross Country Rider [Nov 26, 2016]

Great mix of trail types. Loved the berms.

Customer Service

No particular route, just rode down the paved road/trail and took the first trail I came across. I think it was called tatamagouche. Once that was done, I moved to the next one I found. And so on and so on.

Similar Products Used: Blowing springs
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5
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4
Jrkimbrough   Cross Country Rider [Jun 05, 2012]

Great trail system! Excellent location close to town, a little bit of everything for all types of riders! Wish I lived nearby!

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4
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3
tom walton   Cross Country Rider [Aug 23, 2011]

The trail construction continues in downtown. Now check out all available maps on www.bikebentonville.com

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5
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4
hiphiphooray   Weekend Warrior [Jul 17, 2011]

THIS IS THE BEST EVER LIKE AAHHH ITS SOOO COOLLLLL

Customer Service

:P i only go on this one

Similar Products Used: bentonville
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5
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1
gobikenow   Racer [Nov 20, 2010]

Slaughter Pen is one of the best trails in the country. The Progressive Trail Design crew built these beautiful trails. It's super fast and well groomed. Log rides through out the whole park, mini doubles scattered all over and a pro level dirt jump park that has a four cross course, several dirt jump lines, two giant wall rides and a pump track. Top notch trail all around. I give this trail 5 flaming hot ones!

Customer Service

All of them

Similar Products Used: Devils Den, Hobbs, Lake Leatherwood
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5
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3
jakestechmann   Racer [May 05, 2010]

Pretty good trail system with some challenging sections. Seed Tick Shuffle is the least intimidating trail for beginners since it's pretty easy and not on the side of a hill. Other than a couple more trails for beginners, I can't think of anything Slaughter Pen needs except parking now that the clinic put up a sign threatening to tow vehicles.

Customer Service

Phase 2 and 3 aren't very crowded, so I prefer to ride those sections.

Similar Products Used: Hobbs, Lake Leatherwood, Devil's Den
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4
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4
shoemaken   Weekend Warrior [Apr 21, 2009]

Diverse, well maintained trails that are great fun if you don't mind all the rocks. These trails have a little bit of everything including a bmx park. Very well maintained. They throw in alot of wooden bridges along the single track. Just beware of the rocks, small rocks, loose rocks, wet slippery rocks. I ride a hard tail and I often find myslef wanting a full suspension when I'm on these trails.

Customer Service

I wouldn't pay much attention to the difficulty ratings. I don't see much difference between the "most difficult" and the "least difficult" other than a few rock sections that non-experts will have to walk through. I'd recommend warming up on the flat sections that run along the creek and then head up the mountain. The trails are divided by the creek. I prefer the trails on the north side of the lake. They have more of the wood bridges and less rocks.

Similar Products Used: Leatherwood is about an hour away but offers more of a natural feel.
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4
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4
greasemonkey   Weekend Warrior [Mar 15, 2009]

Awesome!!! This is some sweet singletrack. Great for riders of all levels. This is a stacked loop system, that has some challenging technical parts. The are actually 4 different rated trails at the original trail head that make to complete loops. The bottom two are easier than the top two trails. The newer section of trails is a blast as well, with some even more challenges.

Customer Service

For the original section of trails counter-clockwise, for the newer section, don't know yet.

Similar Products Used: Devils den(has a little of everything)
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5
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4
Hallmark_Chris   Weekend Warrior [Dec 20, 2008]

A great place to blend all styles of riding. Warm up on the freeride section to hone in the handling skills. After a little freeride take a long climb to the top of the hill and blast down through some of the more thechincal stuff. Then when your ride is comming to an end and you are good and tired finish off on one of the mild XC style loops. When riding time is done and you think it cant get any better than this grab good beer from Macadoodles and call it a day. I have rode all over the country and this little slice of "fun as hell" is very hard to beat.

Customer Service

From the main entrance: Go south and hit the freeride section. Then go southwest to the new all mountain area and ride CW (nice berms). Finally head east and finish up on Da-Bumbaclot.

Similar Products Used: SAC River trails, Springfield, MO
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4
VALUE
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4
Luke Macken   Weekend Warrior [Aug 06, 2008]

Stoked I have this 10 minutes from my job. You cannot beat this for burning off steam after staring at the computer all day.

Now for the good stuff, first loops are fun and getting worn in well, much of the loose gravel is wearing off giving way to a nice line for climbing and descent. I have ridden Colorado and Moab with the trails locally Devils Den and Lake Fayetteville. This of course, does not compare to Moab. But damn, it is sweet especially on the back side by the water treatment plant. Great freeride drop, totally tacoed a really nice Spinergy wheel :) then go back across the road cross the creek and turn directly left follow that until you reach pavement, then turn around and have some fun with it. See you out there!

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4
VALUE
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3
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