Chadwick Motorcycle and ATV Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Nearly 80 miles of multi-use trails for ATV, UTV, motorcycle and mountain bikes wind in and out of deep, forested hollows and down long ridge tops.  It's possible to plan a wide variety of full-loop riding without backtracking. The riding area has evolved to a point where portions of all trails have a "most difficult" rating. Therefore, all riders will encounter advanced riding challenges. There are two Day Use Areas associated with the riding area. One is Camp Ridge located on the northeast edge of the riding area just off of H Highway - No overnight camping is allowed here. A vault toilet and information board is present. The other area is the KC Pavilion. This area provides a picnic pavilion, a vault toilet, and an information board. The KC Pavilion is located along Trail 101 just as it leaves Trail 171. A printable brochure of the recreational area and a printable map is available.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open year around.
Permit Info: Riding permit required. ATVs, UTVs and Motorcycles - Season pass: $45, Daily: $7 for ATVs and motorcycles; Mountain Bikes - Season Pass: $20, Daily: $3 For info on obtaining permits Click Here or to buy Mark Twain passes.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Riders must obey all State laws established for vehicles used off-highway. Motorized vehicles used in Chadwick riding area must be no more than 50 inches wide. Use only established numbered and approved trails - do not go cross country. Vehicles must have an appropriate muffler and approved spark arrester maintained in effective working order. All equipment must have operable braking systems. A printable brochure of ATV rule and regulation is available. Per 36 CFR 251.55d (Forest Order No. R9-05-17-08 (13) – No operator is allowed to carry passengers unless the machine is specifically designed by manufacturer to carry more than one person while operating an ATV, UTV or motorcycle on National System Trails.
Closest Towns: Chadwick, Sparta, Ozark, Forsyth
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For Printable Brochure about ATV, UTV, and Motorcycle Rules and Regulations within the National Forest.

General Information

Directions: From Chadwick, MO, take Hwy 125 south 1.5 miles to Hwy H; turn west to Camp Ridge Recreation Area or turning right onto Lookout Road (formally Forest Road 171) to Cobb Ridge Recreation Area.

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