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Slaughter Pen Sampler Loop (Green +)

Intermediate

Trail

8.6 mile 13.9 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 490' 149 m
Descent: -490' -149 m
High: 1,286' 392 m
Low: 1,059' 323 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by Judith Brown

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

Judith Brown

Electric Mountain 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.

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Jan 4, 2020
Judith Brown
First ride with Lori & Women of OZ! 9.1mi

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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
Top of Free Ride Park.
Jul 16, 2019 near Bentonv…, AR
Slaughter Pen Terrain Park
Oct 26, 2019 near Bentonv…, AR
The Bush Push start as seen from Urban Trail.
Jan 3, 2018 near Bentonv…, AR
J. riding along characteristic Ozark geological formations.
Jan 3, 2018 near Bentonv…, AR

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