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Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Other 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 off-road area offers miles of scenic loops that range from hard packed ATV trails, narrow and twisty single track dirt bike trails to steep and rugged climbs with loose chunk rock. There are even a few abandoned caves to be discovered.

Day use parking with vault toilets and informational kiosks can be found at Camp Ridge and KC Pavilion. Nearby Cobb Ridge also has a day use area but also features a campground that provides direct off-road trail access. The campground has plenty of RV pull through and back in sites, a few electric hookups, drinking water, a large outdoor pavilion plus restroom and shower facilities.

A trail permit is required which can be purchased by visiting one of the nearby Forest Service Offices, over the phone, via mail or at Kay's Country Store. Visitors should note that ATV riders must purchase a separate county permit which must be obtained in person by visiting the Christian County Clerks Office.

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Permit RequiredYesMark Twain Trail Use Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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 Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areaspermitted at Cobb Ridge Campground
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
CommentOnly motorcycles and ATVs less than 50 inches wide with low pressure tires, handlebars and are straddled are permitted on the Chadwick trails. UTVs, go-karts and other vehicles are prohibited.


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


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


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


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
Cobb Ridge Campground Fee
CommentChristian County ATV Permit - $15


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


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.


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

The ATV trails offer a good mix of terrain that ranges from smooth and hard packed to narrow and rugged with loose chunk rock, pea sized gravel and occasional tree roots to crawl over.

Chadwick Trail Photo

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

This ATV trail system receives occasional maintenance. Some sections have fencing and concrete pavers to help reduce erosion.

Chadwick Trail Photo

Blue Yamaha Grizzly parked alongside trail.

The off-road trails are narrow and are limited to dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs that are 50 inches or less in width.

Chadwick Trail Photo

Adult and small child on ATV going through water crossing.

One of the mud puddles that you may encounter after a light to moderate rain.

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