The City of Myrtle Beach offers bicycle trails, paths and mountain bike trails for our many riders, along with a map of designated bicycle lanes and multipurpose paths for your riding enjoyment. Please click on one of the following links to download a map of bicycle facilities in Myrtle Beach.
It has never been a better time to buy a mountain bike in Myrtle Beach. In the past two years, approximately 15 miles of trails have been built all around the city. If you want to ride a bike and not want to deal with cars, then Myrtle Beach trails are the perfect answer.
Local Mountain Bike Trails
The Horry County Bike and Run Park was nicknamed the HULK after the first descent on the 4 mile loop. A lot has been done since the summer of 2012 including the addition of many trail features such as drops, jumps, and additional trails. The trail system consist today of close to 7 miles.
Directions to the Park
The Horry County Bike and Run Park is located on Frontage Road B-2 off of River Oaks Drive in Carolina Forest.
Traveling North on Hwy 31
Exit onto International Drive. Turn Left onto International Drive at the light. Proceed to River Oaks Drive. Turn left onto River Oaks Drive. Travel aprox 1.5 miles and go under the overpass bridge. Directly after the bridge there will be a road on your left. Turn left onto Frontage Road B-2. Travel about two miles on Frontage Road B-2 and you should see the park on your right hand side. Park in the sandy area right in front of the fence or under the bridge.
Traveling South on Hwy 31
Exit onto International Drive. Merge right onto International Drive. Proceed to River Oaks Drive. Turn left onto River Oaks Drive. Travel aprox 1.5 miles and go under the overpass bridge. Directly after the bridge there will be a road on your left. Turn left onto Frontage Road B-2. Travel about two miles on Frontage Road B-2 and you should see the park on your right hand side. Park in the sandy area right in front of the fence or under the bridge.
Located in the Market Commons area of Myrtle Beach right next to the Barc Park and named for the A-10 Bomber. This mountain bike trail is currently a 1.4 mile loop, of twisty single-track trail through short, the A-10 is challenging, fast and fun trail. It is still a work in progress and The Waccamaw Trail Blazers are still adding berms and a few wooden structures to protect the roots of some large trees.
Directions to the A-10 Mountain Bike Trail:
Take US 17 (South Kings Highway) to Mallard Lake Drive across from Myrtle Beach State Park. Go north on Mallard Lake Drive until you spot the Barc Park on your right. Turn right onto Center South and drive around to the rear of the the barc park. The A-10 trail head is located on the outside of the fence at the north east corner of the Myrtle Beach Barc Park at Market Commons.
The trail sits on a national wildlife refuge and as such is protected. The amount of single track is limited, which makes it a perfect trail for beginners. The trail has a combination of singletrack, doubletrack, and fire roads. The doubletrack and fire roads are fast and smooth. A wooden bridge was added on the main trail that dumps you out into a technical rock graden and uphill climb. Riding the trail from the trailhead to the recreation area (Cox Ferry Landing) and back will get you a 6.2 mile ride. Trails are marked with Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Green diamonds.
Directions to Trail Head
From Conway on Highway 501
Take Highway 544 South 1.6 miles toward Surfside Beach. Turn right on Jackson Bluff Road at Gullies Shell gas station. Drive past Grand Strand Water and Sewer. Continue straight past the water retention ponds on the left. You will see a sign that reads ” End of State Road Maintenance.” Drive straight and the pavement will begin to get a little rough. Go past the creek and look for the trailhead entrance and parking area on the left.
From Surfside Beach 544 Exit off of 17 Bypass
Take Highway 544 North 10 miles toward Conway. Turn left on Jackson Bluff Road at the Gullies Shell gas station. Drive past Grand Strand Water and Sewer. Continue straight past the water retention ponds on the left. You will see a sign that reads ” End of State Road Maintenance.” Drive straight and the pavement will begin to get a little rough. Go past the creek and look for the trailhead entrance and parking area on the left.
Mountain Bike Trails Close To Myrtle Beach
This trail is a real gem. It is about an hour and a half from Myrtle Beach. It is beginner friendly.
The first trail system designed and built by the Cape Fear chapter of SORBA. Surprisingly natural varied terrain for being only about 2mi from the Cape Fear river. Has some nice views of the wet lands that are near the trail. Also it is only a short drive from downtown Wilmington and Blue Clay Mountain Bike Park. The trail is only open during park hours which is from dusk to dawn and there is a gate at the entrance so there is no night riding here. Not to far from the trail head is bathrooms and a shelter with a huge charcoal grill. Our intentions are to make this the best trail system in coastal carolina, as such it will be under constant change. Initial construction on the trail began early Dec 2010.
Mountain Bike Trails Worth Mentioning
Rocky Knob is a 185-acre mountain bike park in Boone, NC. The trails feature rocky singletrack cutting through rhododendron thickets and scenic Appalachian forest. About 6 miles of trails are currently open as well as three skills areas, ranging from beginner to advanced. A few more miles of trails are still under construction.
When complete, Rocky Knob will host about 8 miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels, three shelters, an adventure playground, and picnic areas.
This trail system is an epic addition to the Sumter National Forest area trails. Amazing singletrack with great flow, tons of jumps, and fast terrain. Minimal climbing makes this a good trail for beginners while experts can test their cornering and jumping skills. Four loops at this time range in length from 5-8 miles each. Worth the drive from just about anywhere, you’ll want to ride every inch of trail before you leave! Thanks SORBA!
What you need to know to ride safely!
- Bicyclists riding on the roadway must travel in the extreme right lane in the direction of the traffic—not against it!
- Whenever possible, bicyclists should ride on bike paths or designated bicycle lanes, such as those located on Mr. Joe White Avenue or North Ocean Boulevard.
- Bicyclists must obey all road signs and traffic signals, and must give turn signals just as motorists do.
- Bicyclists may not ride on ordinary pedestrian sidewalks. They may ride on special wide, multi-purpose sidewalks designed for a combination of bicycle and pedestrian traffic, such as those running along Grissom Parkway.
- Bicyclists should not disregard the rights of pedestrians and motorists—respect them just as you want them to respect you.
- It is illegal to ride through a pedestrian crosswalk. Climb off the bike and walk your bicycle across the road.
- A bicyclist riding in the dark must have a headlight on the front of his bicycle and a red reflector on the rear.
- Never carry additional passengers on a bicycle!
- Watch motorists carefully! They may be talking on a cell phone, texting, eating… But they are bigger than you are so, as the saying goes, “give a fool a wide berth.”
- Protect your head. Wear a helmet!