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Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area

Friday, July 27, 2018

Alt Names

Chadwick ATV Trails, Chadwick ATV And Motorcycle Area, Chadwick ORV, Chadwick OHV Area, Christian County, Mark Twain National Forest, Willow Springs Ranger District, Camp Ridge, KC Pavilion, Cobb Ridge, Bull Creek, Lookout Road, Medlook Hollow, Peckout Hollow, Flyblow Hollow, Strawberry Ridge, Yount Hollow, Cobb Ridge Recreation Area, Rattlesnake Cave

Last Known StatusOpen

This popular multiple-use trail system offers miles of scenic loops that range from hardpacked ATV trails to narrow and twisty single track to steep and rugged climbs with loose chunk rock. There are even a few abandoned caves to be discovered.

Day use parking can be found at Camp Ridge and KC Pavilion, which has vault toilets and informational kiosks. Camping with direct trail access can be found at Cobb Ridge, which also offers some electric hookups, drinking water, a large outdoor pavillion plus restroom and shower facilities.

A trail permit is required which can be purchased online, via mail or at Kay's Country Store. Please note that ATV riders must purchase a separate county permit which can only be obtained in person by visiting the Christian County Clerks Office.

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Nearest CityChadwick, MO
AddressLookout Road, Chadwick, MO 65629
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Springfield, MO
1) Take US-65 south about 14 miles to exit for MO-F/US-65 east
2) Turn left (east) off the exit ramp on US-65 east, continue 8.8 miles (road changes to SR-14)
3) Veer right onto SR-125, continue 7.6 miles
4) Turn right (west) on SR-H, continue 1.1 miles
5) Turn right (west) on Camp Ridge Road, staging area is on the left.

For Cobb Ridge Campground and KC Pavilion Staging Area:
6) Continue past Camp Ridge Road for 1.3 miles
7) Turn right (west) on Lookout Road, continue .5 miles
8) Campground entrance is on the left (south) or continue straight another .5 miles toward the KC Pavilion Staging Area.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Approx Size7,680 acres (12 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail80
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1000 to 1300 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has mostly rocks.Mostly
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has few sand or gravel pits.Few
Single TrackThis national forest has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.Few
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


Permit RequiredYesMark Twain Trail Use Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)has entrance gate or posts
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibitedUTVs are not permitted on the trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areaspermitted at Cobb Ridge Campground
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
CommentOnly motorcycles and ATVs less than 50 inches wide, having low pressure tires, handlebars and are straddled are permitted on the Chadwick trails. UTVs, go-karts and other vehicles are prohibited.


RidingYes ($8.00 per rider)
OHV Season Pass - $45; Mountain Bike - $3/day or $20/year
Tent: $10.00
RV: $15.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
CommentChristian County ATV Permit - $15


First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (NW)Cox Medical Center South (417) 269-3000
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Kay's Country Store (417) 634-5225
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Kay's Country Store (417) 634-5225
Potable Water WaterOn SiteCobb Ridge Campground
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Siteelectric hookups available at Cobb Ridge Campground
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Ozark RV Park (417) 581-3203
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteCobb Ridge Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Kay's Country Store (417) 634-5225
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (S)Edgewater Beach Resort (417) 546-2721
Body of Water Water BodyChadwick, MO
Boating Launch Boat Ramp20-30 Miles (S)Edgewater Beach Resort (417) 546-2721


Contact InfoMark Twain National Forest - Willow Springs Ranger District
1103 S. Jefferson
Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-4428
Contact InfoChristian County Clerks Office
100 W. Church Street Room 100
Ozark, MO 65721
(417) 581-6360
CommentOpen Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm
Contact InfoKay's Country Store
(417) 634-5225
Commentsells trail permits


Chadwick Trail Photo

Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area Trail

Photo Submitted 11/8/2014 (Thanks!)

Chadwick Trail Photo

Two riders on quad going down small hill wearing helmets and ANSR goggles.

Photo Submitted 10/14/2015 (Thanks!)

Chadwick Trail Photo

Blue Yamaha Grizzly parked alongside trail.

Photo Submitted 8/22/2011 (Thanks!)

Chadwick Trail Photo

Adult and small child on ATV going through water crossing.

Photo Submitted 10/14/2015 (Thanks!)

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