Length: 80 mi (128.7 km)
Total: 13 riders
Mountain Biking Chadwick
#100 of 158 mountain bike trails in Missouri
#9664 in the world
Chadwick offers a vast selection of rocky, technical trails that network together in a 7680-acre park managed by the forest service. It is a challenging place originally developed by motocycle riders. When the ATV was invented some trails widened, but there is still plenty of solid singletrack to hit on each visit. Keep a map with you. A must-do for any local, Chadwick will make you a better rider if not a bloody one.
You might talk to some local riders at a local bike shop like Cycles Unlimited in Springfield before going for the first time. Fees are $3 per day or $20 for the year.
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
From Springfield, drive south on Hwy. 65 for 14 miles to Ozark. Take the State Highway F exit, and go east through Ozark, Sparta, Oldfield, and finally Chadwick (don't blink). You MUST buy a permit at Kay's store in Chadwick (it's the only store) and turn south on H highway. Get a trail map from Kay's too. From Chadwick, take Hwy 125 south 1.5 miles; turn southwest onto Hwy H for about 2 miles. You should start to see brown road signs to guide you. You will encounter two campgrounds on the west side of the road about five miles from the H highway junction, Camp Ridge and Cobb Ridge. Park and ride from either campground.
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