Caldwell County’s natural beauty provides a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll, a long bike ride, a challenging hike or to experience from the view of one of the many rivers and lakes found throughout the community. Caldwell County offers miles and miles of walking trails, pathways and greenways, opportunities for enthusiasts and novice outdoorsmen alike.
Managed by the Lenoir Parks and Recreation Department, this .43-mile paved walking park is surrounded by an oriental-inspired botanical garden with a lake, waterfowl, trees and flowers. Public restrooms are available.
Located in southern Caldwell County in Granite Falls, Lakeside Park consist of 72 acres on Lake Rhodhiss with a one-mile trail and a footpath along the shoreline. The main trail is smooth and suitable for mountain bikers and hikers while the foot path can be more strenuous. Three fishing platforms are available for hikers or anglers. Public restrooms and a picnic shelter are available.
Located in Hudson, Redwood Park provides two outdoor basketball courts, two tennis courts, one sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pits. The park also provides picnic tables and covered shelters for parties by reservation.
Redwood also has three separate playgrounds for children as well as lighted walking and biking trails, nature trails with interpretive trees, and an outdoor amphitheater in the Barton and Estoy Hayes Forest. The McCreary Recreation and Fitness Center and Hudson pool are located at the park.
Phone: (828) 757-2165
Over 7 miles of paved trails are available for walking and biking. The Lenoir Greenway connects to the Caldwell County Library, the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center, and the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex. Trail head access and parking is available at the Lenoir Rotary Soccer Complex off Zacks Fork Road, the Caldwell County Public Library off Hospital Avenue, the Powell Road access, and the Sherlee Road access.
Caldwell County Pathways
Below is a list of 22 walking areas in Caldwell County. For more information, visit
|Map No.||Walking Area||Address||Community||Description|
|1||Baton Ruritan Park||2611 Connelly Springs Rd.||Baton||0.33-mile lighted paved track with
a playground, porta-jon and two shelters
|2||Buffalo Community Park||Buffalo Cove Rd.||Buffalo Cove||0.1-mile lighted track with picnic tables, playground and a creek stocked with trout; no restrooms|
|3||Collettsville Park||Adako Rd.||Collettsville||0.33- and 0.67-mile lighted track with picnic tables, ball fields, playground, and restrooms|
|4||Davenport School Park||901 College Ave.||Lenoir||0.3-mile unlighted trail for day use with
picnic tables, playground and benches; no restrooms
|5||Dudley Shoals School Park||1500 Dudley School Rd.||Granite Falls||0.5-mile unlighted paved track with ball
fields and playground; no restrooms
|6||Gamewell Park||Gamewell School Rd.||Gamewell||0.4-mile track near Gamewell Middle School with picnic tables, playground and ball fields; no restrooms|
|7||William B. Shuford Rec. Center||56 Pinewood Drive||Granite Falls||0.33-mile paved lighted track with ball fields, playground and restrooms|
|8||Hibriten High School Track||550 East Blvd.||Lenoir||0.25-mile unlighted paved track with no
|9||Hudson Uptown Building Walking Trail||Cedar Valley Rd.||Hudson||0.1-mile unlighted trail; no restrooms|
|10||J.E. Broyhill Park||509 Ridge St.||Lenoir||Near downtown Lenoir; a 0.5-mile lighted paved track with restrooms, playground, shelters, tables and grills|
|11||Lenoir Aquatic Center Trails||1031 Jim Barger Ct.||Lenoir||1.6- and 3.1 mile unlighted trails|
|12||Lenoir Greenway||Powell Rd.||Lenoir||Over 7 miles of a network of trails; restrooms and benches|
|13||Lenoir Mall||1031 Morganton Blvd.||Lenoir||0.25-mile indoor track with restrooms|
|14||Leslie J. Hagaman
|1350 Yadkin River Rd.||Happy Valley||Happy Valley School; 0.36-mile lighted paved track with porta-jon, ball fields, playground and picnic tables|
|15||Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Track||122 Greenhaven Rd.||Lenoir||0.33-mile unlighted track with indoor fitness area, ball fields, playgrounds and restrooms|
|16||Oak Hill Community Park||4603 Oak Hill School Rd.||Oak Hill||0.2-mile unlighted trail with picnic tables, playground, benches and shelter|
|17||Redwood Park||450 Redwood St.||Hudson||1.5-, 0.5- and 0.3-mile unlighted walking and bike trails with playground and restrooms|
|18||Sawmills School Park||4436 Sawmills School Rd.||Sawmills||0.33-mile unlighted paved track with playground; no restrooms|
|19||T.H. Broyhill Walking Park||509 Golf St.||Lenoir||0.5-mile lighted paved track with restrooms|
|3420 Playmore Beach Rd.||Gamewell||0.2-, 0.33- and 1.75-mile trails with restrooms, picnic tables and shelters|
|111 Elizabeth Drive||Valmead||0.23- and 0.37-mile unlighted track with ball fields and playground; no restrooms|
|22||West Lenoir School Track||125 Maple Drive||Lenoir||0.2-mile unlighted paved track with playground; no restrooms; daylight use only|