Hickory Hills Trail Network Survey

August 4, 2022

Hickory Hills Trail Network Public Survey

The City of Traverse City, in partnership with Preserve Hickory, Norte, and local mountain bike riders, is moving forward with the Hickory Hills Master Plan, Phase 2, which prioritizes: accessibility, multi-purpose, and four-season use. As part of Phase 2, a feasibility study is being `conducted and a conceptual trail network designs developed.

"We are excited to continue the expansion of recreation opportunities which add to our summer operations and increase the visitor experience at Hickory Hills Recreation Area," says Parks & Recreation Superintendent Michelle Hunt.

Based on previous community input, Mountain Biking Trails were identified as a desired amenity. A public survey has been launched and will run through August 2022 seeking input on a trail network conceptual map for designated Mountain Biking trails.

"The improvements over the last six years have been phenomenal," said committee member Gary Howe. "As outdoor fun and adventure demand continues to boom in the region, having three levels of dedicated mountain bike trails right out our back doors would be incredible."

Over $5 million has been invested at Hickory since 2017 to support park improvements including the new lodge and related infrastructure; new Nordic, alpine, and hiking trails; expanded disc golf; conveyor lift, and a sledding hill.