Lake Hickory Trails

City of Hickory

Lake Hickory

The Lake Hickory Trails are a local favorite for a great weekend loop or after work spin. With some punchy climbs and great views of the lake, you’ll earn your post ride beers!

Trail Profile

Re-opened in the spring of 2018, the Lake Hickory Trails were completely overhauled and rebuilt by professional trail builder Terra Tek (the same company that built a lot of Rocky Knob). This $100,000 makeover was funded by community sponsors and individual donors.

The Lake Hickory Trails compirse of 3 main sections

  • The Hickory Springs Loop, a 1.5 mile beginner friendly loop, with easy access to the green-way.
  • The Broyhill Trail, a 4.3 mile intermediate loop with spectacular views of Lake Hickory, fast flowy burms and some great trail features that will keep you on your toes.
  • Skills Park and Rock n’ Road Pump Track: One of the biggest pump tracks in the region, as well as an advanced 1/8th mile jump line that will have you second guessing if you’re really still in downtown Hickory!

Trail Status

This trail typically closes for at least 24 hours following rain, see the Lake Hickory Trails Facebook page for the current trail status.

Trail Construction Timeline

Spring 2017

Fund raising began
Trail builder identified
Alliance & Hickory form partnership

Summer & Fall 2017

Beginner Loop (Springs) completed
Pump Track completed
Storm Damage Repairs

Spring 2018

Intermediate Loop (Broyhill) completed
Skills Area/Jump Line completed
Signage & Maps installed

Trail Funding

The Lake Hickory Trails project would not be a reality without the generous giving of many local riders, runners, companies and volunteers. If your company would like to become a sponsor of the Lake Hickory Trail System, we have many options available. All giving to the Lake Hickory Trail System is tax deductible through our partnership with The Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance.

Special thanks to the dedication and volunteer hours from Kirk Brittain, Jeremy Saylor, Brad Stevens, Ryan Carroll, Al Hill & Jeff Moore.