Outdoor Guide: Where to Bike and Hike on the Grand Strand

Try running, biking, and walking next time you visit Myrtle Beach. This area is rich in trails for your bike and walking shoes. Ready to go for easy strolls and challenging tracks?


Hydrate, wear light and comfortable clothes, and apply sunscreen as needed. Wear a hat, plan your excursion early in the day, and take lots of photos!

5 Trails to Hike and Bike on in Myrtle Beach

There’s nothing like walking into nature. The Grand Strand offers these trails close to Compass Cove Resort for biking and hiking.

Yaupon, Sculptured Oak and Pond Trail

Myrtle Beach State Park | 4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach


2.2 miles from Compass Cove Resort


These three trails represent the pinnacle of Grand Strand hiking. They comprise a 2.5-mile loop in a state park, an easy hike that most people can finish in less than an hour. Birders, hikers, and runners love the Yaupon, Sculptured Oak, and Pond Trail, so sometimes it is busier than others.


Leashed dogs are welcome, and the limited elevation change makes it fine for kids to handle. It winds through a maritime forest for incredible views of wildflowers and wildlife.

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The Hulk - Horry County Bike & Run Park

150 Frontage Road B-2, Myrtle Beach


10 miles from Compass Cove Resort


It’s ideal for bikers or hikers seeking steady changes and challenges. The Hulk is a 6-mile loop of moderate difficulty that you should allow 2 hours to complete. Part of it runs parallel to the Intracoastal Waterway, so expect impressive views.


Novice bikers will appreciate the berms and drops as they build their skills. This trail is well-maintained, has ample width, and is soft to the foot on pine needles and sand.

A-10 Mountain Bike Trail

675 Mallard Lake Drive, Myrtle Beach


1.9 miles from Compass Cove Resort


Bikers will love this trail from the start. The A-10 Mountain Bike Trail is a solid 1.2-mile path with several technical turns near Barc Park South. It has easy access from behind Food Lion, and twists through a wooded area with small hills, dips, and bridges.


Slow down to observe an unusual assortment of trees along the way on wide, well-marked paths. It’s cleared of most underbrush, so briers and sticks are minimal concerns for riders.

Colonel Robert Bell Path

Mark Gardner Highway and 62nd Avenue North


7.6 miles from Compass Cove Resort


Work this 1.7-mile paved path into your day of hiking. Colonel Robert Bell Path is flat and protected from traffic and winds through woods. It runs next to the Robert M. Grissom Parkway for a bit, and over the Intracoastal Waterway.


It connects the Carolina Forest Bike & Run Park to the Grissom Park Trail. The combined paved path gives hikers and riders a longer trial.

Myrtle Beach State Park to Boardwalk Beach Walk

4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach | (843) 238-5325


2.2 miles from Compass Cove Resort


Get out for some fresh air on this long and moderate trail. It begins and ends at the Myrtle Beach State Park Pier after a loop to the end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Dogs aren’t allowed on this trail, but it’s suitable for kids.


This is an excellent trail for birding, road biking, trail running, viewing wildlife, or just for an enjoyable walk. Give yourself 3 1/2 hours to complete this circuit.

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For many traveling families, where to stay in Myrtle Beach is no dilemma. Compass Cove Resort is a favorite destination, especially for golfers. It’s been the site of many family reunions and group gatherings, too.

Check out the stellar summer lineup of events on the Grand Strand and choose your visit dates. Compass Cove welcomes you to your next Myrtle Beach vacation.

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