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Hand-Cut Hollow Section Added to the Slaughter

Our Arkansas crew has been hard at work laying down classic handbuilt singletrack in Bentonville through the winter. Part of an 8-mile extension near the Slaughter Pen trails, The “Hand-Cut Hollow” was born out of a need to bring a more intimate riding experience to the greater network of trails in the Bentonville ecosystem.

hand-cut hollow mountain bike trail bentonville arkansas
Threading the needle thanks to hand tools and dedicated crew

The new trails are part of an 8-mile network of hand-built singletrack, connecting existing trail networks along the North Bentonville Trail with previously unexplored terrain east of Interstate 49. Trails in the system will travel through a variety of different zones, providing riders a unique backcountry-style riding experience.

mcleod trailbuilding tool resting on freshly cut trail
Handcut. Just like Mom used to make.

We’re stoked to let everyone know that the first section of the trail is complete and is open to the public. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, you can find the entrance at the intersection of Berkeleys and Rocky Ridge South.

map of hand-cut hollow trail and slaughter pen link-up
Handcut Hollow (blue) linking up with the Slaughter Pen Network

The work continues on the remaining sections of the trail as Spring brings better weather and longer days. If you see our crew out on the trails, let them know what you think!

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