4.7 miles
Distance
270 ft
Climb
-274 ft
Descent
1,261 ft
High Point

This is a route for beginner rides who are focusing on learning the basics of mountain biking. There is minimal elevation change, and a combination of wide path singletrack and paved greenway. We get this request frequently, so this will help us direct tourists to a very enjoyable route.

Detailed Description
Beginner Route - Slaughter Pen is a 5 mile popular easy route located near Bentonville Arkansas. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 270 ft with a max elevation of 1,261 ft then descends -274 ft.
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9 Reviews & Comments

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trusstruss (Jan 31, 2022 at 18:52)
Should be a unidirectional trail—that is, DH only. Was possibly the best trail in BVille when it debuted; however, it eventually became very rocky so traction isn’t great, so bombing is not what it could be and once was. Need one of the dozens of BVille trail crews for a day or two, or some forced labor during the nearby school’s recess for a month, to clear the rocks and restore Tristan’s glory!
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trusstruss (Jan 31, 2022 at 18:52)
Should be a unidirectional trail—that is, DH only. Was possibly the best trail in BVille when it debuted; however, it eventually became very rocky so traction isn’t great, so bombing is not what it could be and once was. Need one of the dozens of BVille trail crews for a day or two, or some forced labor during the nearby school’s recess for a month, to clear the rocks and restore Tristan’s glory!
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whiterockfire (Oct 26, 2021 at 15:09)
I'm a new rider but I love this trail (going down). Nice flow with several places to really get moving. I can't say I'll ever try to go all the way up it on a bike though.
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whiterockfire (Oct 26, 2021 at 15:09)
I'm a new rider but I love this trail (going down). Nice flow with several places to really get moving. I can't say I'll ever try to go all the way up it on a bike though.
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ejbiker93ss (Jul 4, 2021 at 19:34)
Fun if you’re going down, and going fast. Not too bad steep if you’re going up
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ejbiker93ss (Jul 4, 2021 at 19:34)
Fun if you’re going down, and going fast. Not too bad steep if you’re going up
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jokermac (Aug 14, 2020 at 14:56)
Rode from north to Red Barn. Rocky; some nice up and down.
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jokermac (Aug 14, 2020 at 14:56)
Rode from north to Red Barn. Rocky; some nice up and down.
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jokermac (Aug 14, 2020 at 14:54)
Trail Ozone
Rode from west to east; downhill all the way. Rocky trail. Eastern portion of Ozone adjacent to wastewater treatment plant, so raw sewage smell was prevalent.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    207
More Stats for Beginner Route - Slaughter Pen mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,064 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,261 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,257 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -16.9%
  • Grade min
    13%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,216 ft
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)
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