Large axe artwork

Hatchet sculpture by artist Jamie Vaide. This piece has a 15-foot log handle and weighs 1,300 pounds. The blade is steel and mounted to a concrete base.

Technical hand-built trails await you at Hand Cut Hollow in Northeast Bentonville. The Traverse Loop surrounds the downhill hub and spans 7 miles and has a note-worthy amount of tight switchbacks to overcome – approximately 75! Ride it up to the downhill hub and experience the thrill of gravity when you choose from 7 downhill lines:

  • My Hero Zero (blue)
  • The Body Machine (blue)
  • Interplanet Janet (blue)
  • Mother Necessity (green downhill; also serves as the return trail)
  • School House Rock (black)
  • No More Kings (black)
  • Ready Or Not (blue)

Zone 4 trail sign and flyover bridge

Climb back up Mother Necessity and do it all again until your downhill itch has been sufficiently scratched. For a bigger challenge, come face to face with Zone 4, a difficult set of technical features. On this section rated black diamond, riders can expect chunky rocks, large flyover bridges, and other demanding features and obstacles. It’s so hard, trials World Champion Kenny Belaey can barely make it through without putting a foot down! You’ll also find several larger-than-life art pieces along the trails at Hand Cut Hollow.

Large cricket and turtle sculptures.

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Hand Cut Hollow trails were designed and are managed by Trailblazers. Trail construction companies who contributed to the Hand Cut Hollow trails include:

  • Rock Solid Trail Contracting
  • Progressive Trail Design
  • Q-6 Trails
  • Hand-cut Trails, LLC
  • The Woodsmen
  • Rogue Trails
  • Trailblazers
  • Single Track Trails


Stevie Emmons

After living in Frisco, Texas, for nearly 15 years, Stevie and her husband, Joe, moved to Bentonville in 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas and has five years of marketing experience in tourism and economic development. Her personal interests include photography, cooking, and all things dog-related. She and her husband spend their free time riding mountain bike trails, watching movies, and enjoying time on the patio at their favorite restaurants.