Great trails, paths make riding or running around the beach a pleasure
If you’re a runner, cycling enthusiast or someone looking to get around town by biking, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of bike paths and trails along the Grand Strand.
While some of the area’s major arteries — roads like U.S. 501 and U.S. 17 Bypass — are not necessarily conducive to travel by foot or bike, there are plenty of options that will help you get around dangerous and congested high traffic areas.
The largest of the trail projects is the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000 mile long path, which when finished will stretch all the way from Canada to Key West. Though portions of this path are still being developed there are long stretches through Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet which offer ample paved areas for biking or jogging.
If you’d rather go off-road with your riding, you’ll find a mountain biker’s paradise in the Horry County Bike and Run Park — known locally as “The Hulk” — which provides 6+ miles of tough terrain to tackle. You can also find trails at Vereen Gardens in Little River and in various spots in rural western Horry County.
On the south end of town, you’ll find the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway, a beautiful stretch of East Coast Greenway path which winds through Murrells Inlet and Huntington Beach State Park south to Litchfield Beach.
Other shorter stretches include paths near The Market Common, Myrtle Beach and throughout the City of Conway.