27 Sep Hiking Trails in Myrtle Beach
While known for it’s beaches and tourist sites, Myrtle Beach is home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails the state has to offer. As the weather starts to cool down, it’s the perfect time to get out there and enjoy more of what Myrtle Beach has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a solo activity or something for the whole family, anyone would enjoy checking out any of these trails.
The Huntington Beach State Park is perfect for those who want to enjoy a leisurely hike or stroll. The Boardwalk’s walking trail extends into the salt marshes and midway through there is an observation area where you can observe the wildlife in the area. The Kerrigan Nature Trail, also located at the Huntington Beach State Park, is approximately 0.3 miles long and leads into a freshwater lagoon. For any serious birdwatchers, you could lucky enough to see sandhill cranes, rosette spoonbills, and swallow tailed kites. The third hiking trail located here is the two mile long Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail, which takes you past one of the best preserved beaches in the upper plains.
A two mile stretch of the 3,000 mile East Coast Greenway that stretches from Canada all the way down the east coast can be found right here in Myrtle Beach! The Perron Trail runs along the Intracoastal Waterway and through the woods along Pine Lakes International Country Club. This trail is ideal for hiking, running, or bike riding. Visitors can expect to see beautiful plants as well as native wildlife, such as a fox squirrel.
With the Myrtle Beach State Park preserving an area of natural maritime forest, the trails here are a must see for nature enthusiasts! The Yaupon Nature Trail, stretching 0.4 miles, is filled with poplars, oaks, wax myrtles, and magnolias. Along with the beautiful plant life, during your hike you can expect to see native wildlife that make this trail their home. Through the Yaupon Nature Trail, you can access the Sculptured Oak Nature Trail and enjoy more of the beautiful scenery at the park.
For those looking for a biking trail, the Golden Mile is perfect for you. Located on Ocean Boulevard, this trail gives bikers the chance to enjoy the scenic views of Myrtle Beach. The trail extends all the way to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Along the trail, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean, beaches, and dunes.
Another popular biking trail is the Horry County Bike and Run Park. This mountain bike trail has huge hills to conquer as you enjoy the scenic green landscape. The trail begins with a 30 foot climb and continues in a topsy-turvy manner throughout the remainder of the trail.
Summer may be wrapping up here in Myrtle Beach but that doesn’t mean it’s time to head inside just yet! This beautiful city has more to offer than just our beaches and Boardwalk. Grab your family or a friend and enjoy the natural beauty Myrtle Beach has to offer.