Hickory Greenway

Trail Tips

Bugs Be Gone

Wear light-colored clothing, ideally DEET-free insect repellent, or a headnet to safely keep the biting bugs at bay.


Parking Address: Jaycee Park, 1515 12th Street NW Dr. Hickory, NC 28601. MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Additional Parking:

Hickory City Park, MAP

Glenn C. Hilton, Jr. Memorial Park, 2000 6th St NW, Hickory, NC 28601 MAP



This 1.5-mile greenway is comprised of sidewalk and paved trail and is suitable for walking and running. Biking is also feasible along the trail, although bikers should heed the directions noted below. The Hickory Greenway connects multiple parks, including the Glenn Hilton Civic Park a park complete with playgrounds, a memorial garden, many picnic areas, and other nice amenities. 


Other Information

*Special Note to Bikers: This greenway has several areas which are suitable for biking. Bikers can bike along the road in the residential area. However, bikers should beware that there is a large set of steps at the start of the greenway portion that immediately follows the residential area. From that location, the paved greenway stretches briefly until reaching a boardwalk where biking is not permitted. 

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Hickory online for more information or contact:

City of Hickory
Parks & Recreation
Director, Parks & Recreation
1451 8th Street Drive
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: 828-322-7046


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The Hickory Greenway is comprised of a sidewalk connection, a road connection through a residential area and a paved trail. The paved trail portion provides access to Glenn Hilton Civic Park.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Hickory (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.5 miles, One Way
Surface Boardwalk
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantNo
Number of parking spaces100+
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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Slippery When Wet

Some trails will be slippery after a rain or if they are covered in fallen leaves. Watch your step!

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