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 #19745  by DanielKeimTS
 17 Oct 2016 00:19
We Just got home from 2 day trip to Chadwick. Only been there once before a couple years ago when only the atv side was open for riding and nothing north of camp ridge was open. Didn't so a single 4 wheeler track the whole time we found so much good singletrack we stayed on the moto side the whole time. Met up with a local first day that got us up around strawberry ridge and behind It where there's lots of new stuff some not even marked and some really gnarly tracks and climbs, stuff I thought I'd never be able to do. When I figure out how to put my gps tracks from my Garmin watch to gpx I'll post. Can't wait to go again

forgot my go pro memory card too so just gonna have to go back in spring
 #19746  by Savage
 17 Oct 2016 07:58
Awesome! Did anyone snap any pics on their phone?
 #19747  by troy
 17 Oct 2016 08:11
THANKS for the report, Daniel! I hope to ride Chadwick before snow falls.
 #19748  by DanielKeimTS
 17 Oct 2016 10:19
This was the only picture we got, we aren't very photogenic guys. I got a short vid of Kyle going up a long hill just to prove to my wife we were actually there and riding, it was lot tougher than it looked, i'll add it to post after it loads. But this pic was at the top of a ridiculous long climb coming up from a crick bottom that we didn't think was going to end, needed a break for sure after some of the long ones that got nastier the higher you got up the hills and ledges just kept getting bigger.. We found a lot of really good fast tight flowing single track in the bottoms (mostly dirt) and with plenty of fallen trees or roots to kick off of, then you can split off anytime when u see a track and start heading up for a different mix of terrain.. I think it's at the top of my list right now out of everywhere i've gone.

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 #19749  by DanielKeimTS
 17 Oct 2016 10:56
I figured out how to get the all the loops and tracks we did into gpx files or whatever else kinda gps stuff..luckily got some good ones before the battery died i forgot to charge it. Can post the gpx files or links to it on dwmaps or garmin connect. Here are my favorite that wore me out big time and got us into the areas where we were able to go back and find trails that connect to these loops. Its awesome not seeing a single 4 wheeler.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1408477912

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1406638948
 #20697  by Savage
 26 Sep 2017 22:37
I didn't want to start a new thread, so I just grabbed this recent one.

Looking for options on where to stay at Chadwick? Would like to rent a cabin, but if that's not an option, where is a good place to camp?
Thank you!
 #20699  by Savage
 27 Sep 2017 19:46
Can you ride from the cabins to the Chadwick trails? Thank you!
 #20700  by troy
 27 Sep 2017 20:49
The Outdoor Inspiration Cabins that Ed points out are the only cabins near Chadwick that I'm aware of. Joel has 2 nice, small cabins that sleep 4 each, although one is setup with bunk beds and a full...so 3 guys unless you are cozy. Bathroom, shower, coffee pot, microwave, mini fridge, BBQ grill with gas, dining table w/4 chairs, small TV. Bedding, towels, and basic eating utensils provided.

The cabins are almost right across from the Cobb Ridge Campground, but it is technically illegal to operate a non street-legal vehicle from the cabins to the riding area because you have to traverse < 1,000 feet of highway and the paved road going into the park is also not legal for off-road vehicles. That said, we've never been bothered. Joel does remind folks that you should trailer your toys to the campground.

I've never stayed in the campground in the park, but it looks really nice and maintained.

Buy your Mark Twain OHV permits at various locations, but I like to support Kay's Country Store which is right up the highway from the park.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mtnf/re ... ecid=21762

There really are not any close restaurants. Kay's has some food items, but otherwise, it's 30 minutes to restaurants. So bring food.

I should probably post or at least link all of this content here:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1171
 #21459  by stimmer6253472
 18 Sep 2018 23:43
I think Chadwick is better than most people think (primarily Arkansas crowd). Lots of tough trails and tons of single track if you know where to look. Fairly close for us KC folks as well. Makes for a long day trip but it's possible.