Lake Hickory TrailsCity of 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!
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!
Help Build More Trails in Hickory!
The Lake Hickory Trails are a community driven effort and we are raising money for the next section of trail improvements. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Northwest North Carolina MTB Alliance using the button below, this donation will be earmarked for Lake Hickory Trails.
Traveling north from Hickory on Highway 321, turn right on Clement Blvd NW, then immediately left on 12th St Dr NW, stay to the right on 12 St Dr NW and continue straight to the Hickory City Park entrance on the left. (1515 12th St Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601)
Trailhead on Google Maps: Geitner Trailhead
Lake Hickory Trails
Support Our Trails
By supporting The Alliance, you help continue our mission of creating awesome MTB trails in the region.
Trail Construction Timeline
Fund raising began
Trail builder identified
Alliance & Hickory form partnership
Summer & Fall 2017
Beginner Loop (Springs) completed
Pump Track completed
Storm Damage Repairs
Intermediate Loop (Broyhill) completed
Skills Area/Jump Line completed
Signage & Maps installed
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.