The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area


Former Rock quarry area includes a paved ADA walking track as well as picnic shelter. The quarry area features a sheer cliff face which is attractive for qualified rock climbers. The park includes approx. 5 miles of hiking trails.