For those seeking more of a running challenge in this area of beach and flat roads, the Horry County Bike & Run Park is a terrific option. Developed by the Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club and partner running and cycling clubs, this park, otherwise known as ‘The Hulk’, has 7 miles of trails dedicated specifically to mountain biking and running. They’re designed to be challenging, with lots of twists, turns, and rolling hills, passing wooded sections, grassy meadows, waterway views. For safety purposes, there are markers designating sections specifically for running or biking. Note this is more of a trail run than a casual recreational run.
The park is located north of the Intracoastal Waterway, between Highway 17 and Highway 31.
- Numerous options for loops, including a 7 mile trail
- Rolling hills
- At park
- Ample parking