Flat Nasty Offroad Park, one Heck of a Ride
So while in Missouri recently I was working to hit as many ATV Trails as possible. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned and I was only able to hit a few trails. So right before I left I was scheduled to hit one last trail, but it rained ice....all night long the night before.
Being that it was my last opportunity to ride in MO this go around, I said screw it and skated on down to Jadwen, MO to hit Flat Nasty Offroad Park (literally, skated to the car). Even though everything was iced over, I regret nothing. I had heard great things about Flat Nasty and I wasn't about to let it slip right between my fingertips without opening up the Honda 400ex I had loaded up in the back of my pickup truck. So I took off and headed to Jadwen, MO. As I pulled into the parking lot I was not even a little surprised to see that I was the only one who had shown up to ride on this icy Sunday afternoon. Against my better judgment, I got the trailhead footage I needed for the video and hit the trail.
Almost immediately I knew I had made the right decision (or so I thought). The trail started off rocky and hilly right from the start. It quickly sunk down into the forest and spawned off on more trails then I could keep track of. In fact, I couldn't believe how many different trails and technical areas Flat Nasty has to offer. I am often skeptical of ATV Parks as you never know what you are going to get and how big it will actually be. This Off-road park did not disappoint, however. There were more trails and technical areas then I knew what to do with only have one short day to explore. So I just kept riding and tried to get in as much of it as I could before heading back to the trailhead.
A few things I discovered on my ride. One, as I mentioned this park has countless trails that spawn off in every direction. Second, this trail is not for the novice rider. While there are many different technical areas, and some can be skipped by the less experienced, I still would not recommend this trail to novice riders. You should feel pretty comfortable on your machine before hitting this trail, and if something makes you uncomfortable or uneasy it is probably best just to skip that area.
I hit a couple areas I probably should have skipped, in fact, I rolled my Honda 400ex down a pretty steep hill during this ride! Thankfully both the machine and I were fine, but it was definitely a little risky considering I was riding by myself! In the end, I can safely say this is one of the best ATV Parks I have ever been to. If you ever have the opportunity, I highly encourage you to check it out. Visit the Flat Nasty Offroad page on this site to get all the specifics about it such as trailhead and camping information.
Thanks for reading, I hope to see you on the trail!