Howler Mission

Our mission is to make Southwest Missouri a destination for adventurous cyclists from all over the world. Howler is an incredible place for people to ride, enjoy the outdoors, and grow in their mountain biking journey.

We invite you to experience the obsessed-over and innovative trails we have created with you in mind.

— Max Penny

Howler Bike Park opened in May 2022, welcoming mountain bikers of all skill levels to the rolling hills of southwest Missouri. Howler is a family-owned operation with Max Penny running the day-to-day operations as "Head Howler," supported by his parents, John and Jennifer Penny. Howler includes the bike park and two retail shops in Springfield.

The bike park sits on 200 acres and offers a family-oriented, ski resort-style bike park experience with a central base camp where you can grab coffee, food, and gear before hitting the trails. Riders are shuttled up the mountain in an AWD military cargo vehicle before choosing their route down.

Overnight camping was added to Howler Bike Park in 2023 and includes glamping tents with beds and electricity, tent camping platforms, and RV boondocking spots. All have access to shower and restroom facilities.

Trail development continues at Howler Bike Park with three new MTB trails to be launched in 2024 and more to come after that. Intermediate hiking trails will also be extended for those who are looking for off-bike recreation.

Future plans include a seated restaurant and a third-level parking lot with hookups for RVs and electric vehicles.