Southeast of Springfield in the Mark Twain National Forest, the Chadwick ATV Area is a 80 mile trail network that is open to dirt biking. The dozens of dirt bike trails weave among thick stands of oak, hickory and pine. There are steep climbs over 400 feet pitches lined with tire-tossing talus. Cruise through tree lined alleys with giggle-inducing rollers.
To reach the dirt biking trailhead at the Chadwick ATV area, follow US65 south ot SR14 east. Continue on SR14 for 15 miles to SR125 south. Just south of Chadwick township and near CR H, look for sign to Chadwick ATV area.
Note: A permit is required to ride this area and is available for a small fee from the National Forest Service offices and from local business. It may be difficult to obtain on Sundays.
Overall, Chadwick ATV Trails is the 1st most popular dirt bike trail of all 16 dirt biking rides in Missouri.