Vacation time is all about the adventure. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails to check out on your next getaway. It’s a great way to explore a new area and sight see along the Grand Strand. If you love the great outdoors, here are the top places to hike and bike on your next Myrtle Beach trip.
Huntington Beach State Park: It’s time to explore the Lowcountry. The Huntington Beach State Park has a paved pathway that covers 26 miles starting at Sand Island Road in Murrells Inlet and ending just south of Litchfield Beach. There are many trails to cover and some of the top sights to see including the Atalaya Castle and former rice plantations. The park covers many areas from swamp land to the forest and the beautiful beach.
North Myrtle Beach Sports & Recreation Park: New to North Myrtle Beach is a 350-acre complex filled with biking and hiking trails. It’s a great area to pack a picnic and enjoy the scenic location. A few of the more popular trails in the area are the Carolina Bay, The Meadow and the Lake Side. Each is about a half-mile distance filled with many sights to see.
Ocean Forest Trail: This trail runs along Ocean Boulevard and gives you some of the best views in the Grand Strand. The path goes from 53rd Ave North to 60th Ave North with ten workout stations along the way. It’s a great way to get your cardio in for the day and work your muscles too. Each station has a sign with instructions making it easy to get to the next stage of the trail.
The Hulk: This is a favorite spot for many locals that enjoy cycling and the great outdoors. The single-track mountain bike trail is located west of the Intracoastal Waterway just off of River Oaks Drive in the Carolina Forest area. Be prepared to start with a 30-foot hill climb followed by a quick drop through dirt pathways. The Hulk has been rated difficult and is only for experienced bikers.
Perron Trail: This trail is part of the up and coming East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile biking trail that runs along the Easy Coast going from Canada all the way to Key West Florida. Now that’s a workout! Myrtle Beach added to the connection with a 2-mile stretch that goes through some beautiful pathways. It’s great for walkers, runners and bikers, each having their own path to roam. Perron Trail is behind the Pine Lakes International Country Club and crossed Highway 17 Bypass to the YMCA.
Vacation is all about the adventure and exploring. It’s a time to make new memories with those close to you and see new areas you never have before. We recommend making a Myrtle Beach bucket list of the things you want to see and do while on vacation.
These are the top hiking and biking trails you don’t want to miss. The Grand Strand is filled with many other parks and recreational sites to see. What are some of your top spots to check out?