Slaughter Pen Trail

4.73 out of 5
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↑ 2,100 ft
↓ 2,100 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
Armadillo's Last Stand is 100% singletrack and can be ridden by riders of most skill levels. The surface is mostly hard packed with some gravel. There are log rides and short sections of more difficult terrain, all with easy alternate routes. The trail can be ridden in either direction. For more info see or
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Are dogs allowed

A: Dogs are often accompanying riders on the trails.

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Reviews (45)


June 10, 2019
Stevectx Gramcounter  
Review: Had the privilege of riding with the local that took me around and it was absolutely amazing.


May 19, 2019
Scubabrad Gramcounter  
Review: This place is epic! Great trail in the middle of an awesome town.


April 22, 2019
Review: Just awesome. Options for all levels of difficultly. Most of the trails a good after rain, except for all-american, dual slalom and groomed flow sessions. Difficulty is variable based on line choose. There are some sections in 'bone-yard' that are double black/high consequence. Most sections are beginner friendly.


April 14, 2019
TK34 Trailblazer  
Review: I'm stingy with the 5 stars, but I gotta go 5 on Slaughter Pen based on variety, craftsmanship, location, signage, local attitude. The only kind of rider that wouldn't have fun here is big-time climber and/or long downhills. But everything else is there. Engineered trails, natural trails, jumps, lots of berms, skills park, breweries, pubs, and a greenway that connects everything together. Go to Bentonville and enjoy the vibe!

Bunny Hop

November 4, 2018
TriBear Bunny Hop  
Review: Great trail system! I drove from NW Ohio back in April to spend a few days riding with friends in the Bentonville area. This will definatly be an annual trip.


August 9, 2018
FredCook Gnarly  
Review: Spent a couple of days sampling some of Slaughter Pen (Phase 1) last week. Rode Armadillo's Last Stand, Down Hill Flow, Downhill Connector, Creek Trail, The Return, Medusa and Tetamagouche. The reviews already here pretty much cover things accurately. Nice trails, as well as a nice MTB community. So if you're visiting or passing through, there's more than just the trails. Not just in Bentonville, but in the whole NWA (North West Arkansas) area as well. Bike friendly locals, helpful bike shops, etc. Some stand-outs for me... very good signage. Really helps the out of towners. Really well maintained trails. Although hilly, the trails are cut such that climbs are really gradual. No heavy grinding needed. Would i go again? Sure! Half day's drive is worth it considering the number and quality of trails in NWA. There's everything from 2 miles to 50 miles , from short travel XC hard pack to longer travel trail rock gardens, along with great scenery.

Granny Gear

July 10, 2018
Review: Something for all skill levels. Lots of cool features, drops and jumps. However, I found a lot of sections that were pretty average and ended up going back to my favorites over and over. Overall for bentonville I felt it was overhyped but I say that because I keep hearing this compared to crested butte. This is a great place for mountain biking, especially in the northern off season but no crested butte.


April 21, 2018
jeke Gnarly  
Review: Great trails, well marked. Start at the bottom and work your way north. Then work your way back on the east side. Must do's Dowmhill Flow trail, Ozone,

Granny Gear

April 11, 2018
tjsb03 Granny Gear  
Review: Nice trails, has some more serious drops and jumps next to easier routes so you can ride with someone more or less experienced. It's very beautiful and they are constantly improving! There are paved trails running nearby so it suites everyone!


March 18, 2018
Review: What a great series of trails! Something for everyone and every skill level. If Disney built mtb trails this would be Orlando.

Slaughter Pen Trail MTB Trail 4.73 out of 5 based on 45 ratings. 45 user reviews.
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