138.1 miles
Distance
12,933 ft
Climb
-12,927 ft
Descent
1,369 ft
High Point

This is the route Payson McElveen posted on his strava for the Bentonville trail challenge 2021.

Detailed Description
Payson's Bentonville Trail Challenge is a 138 mile popular intermediate route located near Bentonville Arkansas. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 95 trails. This route climbs 12,933 ft with a max elevation of 1,369 ft then descends -12,927 ft.
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Trails in Route

All-American4,518 ft
Moo Moo348 ft
Choo Choo1,401 ft
Boo Boo1,145 ft
Moo Moo1,083 ft
Rocking Horse3,619 ft
Black Apple Creek3 miles
Choo Choo1,332 ft
Enfield Trail978 ft
Ravine Trail1,864 ft
Rock Ledge trail1,814 ft
2 Stacks236 ft
Schroen Train1,467 ft
West Hand-Cut Hollow Connector190 ft
Hand-Cut Hollow Loop2,192 ft
West Hand-Cut Hollow Connector243 ft
Hand-Cut Hollow Loop430 ft
Rocky Ridge (North)1,867 ft
Rocky Ridge (South)3,563 ft
Free Time1,427 ft
The Urban Trail1,873 ft
Berm Creek Return256 ft
Creek side768 ft
Berm Creek443 ft
Razorback Ridge1 mile
Master Plan351 ft
Masterplan341 ft
Berm Creek Return361 ft
Berm Creek361 ft
All-American1,555 ft
Tatamagouche Skill Route236 ft
Medusa1 mile
Medusa459 ft
Free Ride Zone Cut-through830 ft
Armadillo's Last Stand3,514 ft
Blackbird1,227 ft
Sally Trail (North)4,987 ft
Mad Hatter (Upper)738 ft
Mad Hatter (Lower)577 ft
Rabbit Hole Loop1 mile
Cooper Elementary Spur1,742 ft
Mulligan4,321 ft
The Ledges3 miles
Pinyon Creek2 miles
Summit School1 mile
North Upper Connect1,529 ft
Air-Raid866 ft
Rendezvous2,323 ft
Return Trail194 ft
Rendezvous1,699 ft
Return Trail197 ft
Shock & Awe2,966 ft
Technical Difficulty1 mile
Bamboozled2 miles
Lago Vista Gravity Line3,248 ft
Bamboozled Gravity Line1,050 ft
Staggerwing2,569 ft
Silent Hattie932 ft
Down Under3 miles
All-American Skill Line1,027 ft
Upper Angus Chute2,461 ft
Ozone3,100 ft
Hammer Down659 ft
Rotten to the Core974 ft
Apple Dumplin2,372 ft
Leopard Loop896 ft
Tristan Trail1 mile
Tristan1,158 ft
Fire Line3,789 ft
Drop the Hammer1 mile
Cease and Desist2,966 ft
Drop the Hammer597 ft
Rock Solid2,060 ft
Rock Soft2,828 ft
Copperhead Connector1,076 ft
Here's Johnny1 mile
Thunder Dome Pathway1,847 ft
Thunder Dome1,329 ft

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  • Difficulty rating
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More Stats for Payson's Bentonville Trail Challenge mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    22 hr 36 min
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    983 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,293 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.5%
  • Grade min
    36%
  • Distance climb
    61 miles
  • Distance down
    58 miles
  • Distance flat
    19 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Ozone
Jun 14, 2024 @ 8:14am
2 days
some brush across top of trail
Berm Creek Return
Jun 13, 2024 @ 3:37pm
2 days
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Rotten to the Core
Jun 13, 2024 @ 10:51am
2 days
Still lots of trees down.
Apple Dumplin
Jun 13, 2024 @ 9:22am
3 days
Multiple Large Trees Down reporter
The Urban Trail
Jun 12, 2024 @ 7:44pm
Jun 12, 2024
Cleared more from the east end. Lots of big trees down across the trail.
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