Trail Systems:

Zacks Fork Trail


Very kid friendly trail for all ages and experience levels. This trail was designed with accessibility for beginners in mind.

From the designer and builder of Wilkesbermo, the Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail is a taste of the same flowy goodness! Conveniently located in the heart of Lenoir with easy access to all the amenities of historic downtown – just a 15 minute bike ride away and less than 5 minutes from Highway 321.

Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail is also accessible from the extensive Caldwell County Pathways Greenway System. It is a perfect singletrack experience for beginners or a fast flow trail for the experienced rider. There is a large wooden map kiosk at the trailhead on the gravel path. Follow the brown signs from the ample parking lot at the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex on Zacks Fork Rd. to the gravel path for easy access.

This trail typically closes for at least 24 hours following rain, see the Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail Facebook page for the current trail status.

History & Background

Open since Fall 2014, Zacks Fork Trail is Caldwell County’s first purpose-built surface trail for mountain bikes.  Fundraising for the project was spearheaded by Shawn Moore and Jeff Welch of Luna Cycles and Bob Giduz of Caldwell County Pathways. Check out the Zacks Fork Mountain Bike Trail Facebook page for updates on the trail or to contact for questions and comments.


Traveling north from Hickory on Highway 321, turn right on Nuway Circle. After a half mile turn right on Zacks Fork Rd. and park at the 2nd parking lot on the right near the greenway access.

Map and Trailhead Coordinates: 35.943051, -81.521919.

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