Hickory Greenway

Trail Tips

Layer Up

When out on trail in cooler weather, wear layers which are easy to add/remove so that you can maintain a comfortable temperature.


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 C. Hilton, Jr. Memorial 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
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 C. Hilton, Jr. Memorial 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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Conscious Crossing

Make eye contact with oncoming drivers before crossing a street, even at a crosswalk. Use crossing signals when available.

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