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Slaughter Pen Sampler Loop (Green +)

Intermediate
 4.1 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A sampling of Slaughter Pen trails from easy to intermediate - including an *optional/roll-able* jumps/drops section!


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8.5

Miles

13.6

KM

85%

Singletrack

1,281' 390 m

High

1,062' 324 m

Low

433' 132 m

Up

436' 133 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Drops/Jumps · Pump Track

Overview

A great loop ride through the Slaughter Pens! This is a great ride for beginners looking for a longer loop or someone looking to get in everything from technical challenges to big jumps! This loop flows due to the balanced distribution of climbs, technical, and flowing sections.

Need to Know

Parking is available at Compton Gardens on Main Street, at Northeast A Street and Northeast Cub Circle, and at the city's Bark Park on North Walton Boulevard.

Description

Begin at Compton Gardens All-American trailhead. Eventually, pick up at Ozone and ride to Red Barn and Tristan's Trail. Exit onto the paved trail that parallels Walton Blvd and passes the dog park. Cut left at the trail maps just after you exit the tunnel and pick up Armadillo's Last Stand. Heads up for the technical root/tree crux!

Exit Armadillo's Last Stand when you get to the jump park - it's hard to miss! Enjoy the three [roll-able] jumps, a sick berm, and a final jump that leads straight to the teeter-totter that is a beginner's dream feature for learning to do drops!

Enjoy the journey back south containing one final climb on Burns Trail that drops you off on D Street for a cool-down ride back to Compton Gardens.

History & Background

More than 20 miles flow through Slaughter Pen, with easy trail connection via Lake Bella Vista to the Blowing Springs mountain bike trail system. The trail plays host to the annual Slaughter Pen Jam set for October 2-4, 2015.

Contacts

Shared By:

Judith Brown

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Photos

One of multiple bridges along the creek.
May 16, 2014 near Bentonv…, AR
Park Spring Loop is a great place for beginners or a quick ride
May 16, 2014 near Bentonv…, AR
Fun skills section at slaughter pen.
Jul 15, 2018 near Bentonv…, AR
Slaughter Pen - End of Jessies/Arm. Last Stand Flow
Jun 28, 2020 near Bentonv…, AR
The drop at the end of the train.
Mar 21, 2021 near Bentonv…, AR
The Bush Push start as seen from Urban Trail.
Jan 3, 2018 near Bentonv…, AR

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May 14, 2022
Kelvin Lam
Apr 10, 2022
Rick Garcia
Mar 14, 2022
Meyer Sosland
Nov 8, 2021
Kay Lewis
Oct 30, 2021
Klein VerHill
Rode in reverse this time 8.6mi
Sep 7, 2021
Klein VerHill
8.6mi
Jul 11, 2021
Clif Jones
May 15, 2021
Bethany Ross
9mi — 2h 00m