Southeast of Springfield and northwest of Centerville in the Mark Twain National Forest, the Sutton Bluff Motorcycle Trail System is a 25 mile network of dirt biking trails. This trail system is also heavily used by ATV riders and there are deep ruts on either side of the track, and therefore the trail centerline is difficult to ride and traverse due to rocks. There are 20 orange-blazed routes follow ridgelines or hollow bottoms through oak and pine forest. When riding the Sutton Bluff Trails, body armor is highly recommended due to the rock shards flying up off the trail.
To reach the NFS Sutton Bluff Campground trailhead for dirt biking from Centerville, head north on SR72/21 for 3 miles to CR907. Turn left heading west on CR907 for 7 miles to CR849. Turn left heading south on CR849 for 2 miles to the NFS Sutton Bluff Campground.
Note: A National Forest riding permit is required for this trail system. Unlicensed motorcycles are not permitted on any county roads or Forest Service Roads.
Overall, Sutton Bluff is the 2nd most popular dirt bike trail of all 16 dirt biking rides in Missouri.