Chadwick ATV Use Area

HARD 9 reviews
#13 of 54 trails in

Chadwick ATV Use Area is a 13 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ozark, Missouri that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for mountain biking and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

mountain biking

off road driving

forest

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A permit is required to ride off-road vehicles in this area.

off road driving
4 months ago

I need to talk to AllTrails about some serious updates here. First, there are multiple trails, about 80 miles of them, in this 12 to 13 square mile area. The primary use of the area is "off-road motorcycle riding" or "dirt biking" which isn't a category AllTrails uses, so I selected "Off Road Driving". I can eventually map all of the trails in AllTrails, but go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mtnf/recarea/?recid=21762 for the official information on the area.

As for dirt biking, this is definitely a 5 star place to ride trails from easy as pie to hell and back. All skill levels can have fun here. There is a lot of level trails, rocks to bounce over, hills to climb, streams to splash through, and even bridges to cross. Visit Rattlesnake Cave, Deer Trough, and good luck finding what's left of Stump Springs, but it's there. There's also a 5 acre trials bike area with no limiting trails within it - ride wherever you like.

Hikers could conceivably use the area, but I've never seen any on the trails. If you hike this, you'll have to ford creeks (in the wet season), climb some pretty steep stuff, deal with lose gravel, and above all, get off the trail if you hear any riders coming your way! Some people ride fast without much time to react.

In my opinion, hike elsewhere and have run riding here!

5 months ago

Nice place to ride, can get technical quick...

off road driving
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

the best spot to test your riding skills

off road driving
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, September 06, 2014

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Saturday, May 19, 2012