Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail

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Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bentonville, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.9 miles
715 feet

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers



Directions via the Bark Park parking lot: Take Interstate 540 and exit at U.S. 71B in Bentonville. Follow U.S. 71B south for one mile to the parking lot on the left. Bike north on the concrete trail for one-half mile to the Slaughter Pen Hollow trail head.

2 months ago

2 months ago

love the diversity of all the things accessible to do

2 months ago

3 months ago

wow that was the first time down and it a blast

3 months ago

Great trails a little noise from the highway

4 months ago

11 months ago

mountain biking
Friday, January 29, 2016


mountain biking
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Outstanding! Three seperate areas (Phase 1 - 3) Something for all skill levels. Sets the standard for what Mountain bike areas should be. Close to places to eat, get water, etc. All areas connected by high speed paved trails. Close to Blowing Springs. A jumping/free ride park too.

mountain biking
Friday, October 24, 2014

Not the easiest trail system to locate. Spent a good amount of time just driving around Bentonville trying to find a place to park with easy access to a trail head. I will be better prepared next time though! The trails were well worth the drive! Great downhill tracks, an awesome free ride park, and some really technical loops near Chrystal Bridges.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I walk by here all the time. Too outta shape to bring the bike, but sure am jealous of those that do! There's easy parking, it's alongside a dog park, creek, and great walking/hiking trails separate from the bike area. Lots of people even take casual bikes along the broad walking sidewalks through the meadows along the creek. It's maintained park-like by the city. Something for everyone, and it's super close to Crystal Bridges Museum and moments from Walmart, fast food, sit down food, gas stations... Because of the hills and trees, it feels removed and serene. Love this area! Would give it 5 stars if I had ever brought my mb on the trails!

trail running
Friday, April 25, 2014

Very satisfying trail to bike, hike, or run.
Features lots of hill climbs, hill descents, bike park, river crossings, mountain bike spines, and paved trails.
Best trail system in northwest Arkansas.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Slaughter Pen is a diverse trail system that has something for all skill levels. Lower trails like Seed Tick Shuffle are great for beginners, while trails higher in elevation like Medusa tend to have a bit more kick. There are wooden bridges, rock features and skinnies to keep the ride interesting for cyclists who prefer more technical challenges.
The system is connected in four different places by the paved Razorback Greenway, starting at the southern end near the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Cyclists can ride down winding single-track alongside the beautiful wooded museum grounds and take their pick of dozens of trails. A downhill trail and jump park are a few of the amenities on the northern section of trail.
Slaughter Pen is connected closely to downtown Bentonville by the Greenway, so plenty of dining and lodging options are within a short bike ride. The city is very receptive to cyclists. Bike racks abound, restaurants are accustomed to patrons arriving in jerseys and bike shoes, and the fountain at the downtown square is a perfect resting spot after a long ride.
Slaughter Pen is connected by the Greenway to Blowing Springs Trail just a few miles north in Bella Vista. Northwest Arkansas is a destination trip for cyclists, with more than 100 miles of single-track all within a one-hour drive. Trails near Slaughter Pen include Lake Fayetteville, Mount Kessler, Hobbs State Park, Lake Leatherwood and Devil's Den State Park. The single-track scene promises to continue growing over the next few years.

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