1 miles
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-251 ft
Descent
00:12:42
Avg time

Medusa Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Slaughter Pen Trails
    Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #12330 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Medusa is part of the Slaughter Pen Trail system and is the highest on the hill so climbing is required to access the trail. The trails are wide and well marked.

Most of the trail is cross country type riding and many of the more difficult features have an alternate line. The trail starts at the the SE end with an optional elevated catwalk that is about 18-24" wide. The trail traverses the length of the hill and does merge briefly with Tatamagouche (stay on the uphill side to continue Medusa). A right turn at the northern end of the trail leads to the the Slaughter Pen DH Flow trail.

A "less experienced rider" hitting all the major features of Medusa would probably consider the trail a difficult black diamond, but seasoned riders will find it to be a good intermediate challenge. It is a great place to gain confidence and experience.

More Stats for Medusa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    40 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,127 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,212 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,147 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,186 ft
  • Grade
    0.543%
  • Grade max
    -34.098%
  • Grade min
    22.304%
  • Distance climb
    3,755 ft
  • Distance down
    2,445 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,111 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:30
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Medusa Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 286 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,196 rides
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      Mar 31, 2019 @ 6:09pm
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      Oct 3, 2017 @ 7:06am
      Oct 3, 2017

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag Corwinbrant BFD (May 29, 2018 at 8:16)
       This is NOT a black Diamond trail. Blue trail at max.
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      • + 1
      flag sutter2k (Apr 13, 2019 at 22:01)
       Agreed, I hit this wet with my son. No problem climbing or features. There is one little rocky section but this is so far away from a black. From the naming a color rating I was expecting more. Please re-designate. Even having a name like Medusa you'd think you were info for something.
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      A little bit of Slaughter Pen
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