1 miles
Distance
286 ft
Climb
-278 ft
Descent
00:14:39
Avg time

Medusa Details

  • Riding Area
    Slaughter Pen Trails
    Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 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
    55 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Medusa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,133 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,136 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,144 ft
  • Grade
    0.103%
  • Grade max
    -34.137%
  • Grade min
    21.745%
  • Distance climb
    4,388 ft
  • Distance down
    2,865 ft
  • Distance flat
    457 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:30
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Status:
on Oct 26, 2018
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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to medusa trailhead (36.404860, -94.202517)
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      Medusa Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 26, 2018 @ 7:24am
      Oct 26, 2018
      reporter
      Mar 2, 2018 @ 1:21pm
      Mar 2, 2018
      2 trees down across trail.
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 5:54pm
      Jan 21, 2018
      reporter
      Jan 10, 2018 @ 10:20am
      Jan 10, 2018
      Dec 17, 2017 @ 6:28am
      Dec 17, 2017
      ???? Wet today without much hope of drying out quickly. Love ❤️ your Trails and give them time to dry before riding. ⚠️ Especially stay...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 159 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,196 rides
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      Oct 3, 2017 @ 7:06am
      Oct 3, 2017
      Medusa, Bentonville

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag Corwinbrant (May 29, 2018 at 8:16)
       This is NOT a black Diamond trail. Blue trail at max.
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