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The Hulk

 21 votes

Length

6.4 Miles 10.3 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

Elevation

427' 130 m

Ascent

-429' -131 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

85' 26 m

High

12' 4 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 56 days ago
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The best trail in the Myrtle Beach area: challenging, twisty singletrack with short, steep climbs.

Jim Mock

Overview

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka The Hulk) is almost all singletrack with a couple of straight doubletrack sections on the sides. Several sections in the lower parts have had poor drainage in the past. Most of these areas have been drained by ditches cut by volunteers, or relieved by bridges. Still, you should give the trail a day or so following a good rain.

On the faces of the steepest climbs, volunteers have shored up loose soil with mats or old carpeting. Sounds hokey, but it works well and prevents erosion. You'll see lots of evidence of just how hard local mountain bikers and trail runners have worked to maintain the continuity of this trail.

The pump track is the newest section. It's a couple hundred yards of jumps, tabletops and berms. You can ride it separately, or make it a part of your lap as it detours off the regular loop.

You can park right at the trailhead as shown on the map, but that involves driving out International Blvd and taking a left onto River Oaks Blvd, and then another left onto Frontage Rd B-2 just after going under the Hwy 31 bridge. A lot of locals just bike across the Grissom Parkway bridge bike path either from the YMCA parking area or their homes.
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Description

A surprisingly great trail for the area. CCORS races are held here annually. The course is competitive and challenging with several short steep climbs and technical drops mixed with twisty, flowing singletrack. Rain can be a problem as the area around the biggest climb (i.e. "The Hulk" ) can flood.

This area can be bypassed in that event. The Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club used to maintain the trail and keep it in great condition. It is currently maintained by Cape Fear Sorba. There have been recent additions including a pump track with jumps and tabletops. So, remember to pack your mountain bike for your next beach vacation in Myrtle Beach, you'll not be disappointed.

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Apr 3, 2018
Don Childrey
Fun bike park along the ICW! Great trail design in and out of the sand pits and spoil mound. The use of old carpet to stabilize the berms and steep… 10.3mi
Mar 31, 2018
Christopher Day
6mi
Mar 28, 2018
Joey B
6.1mi
Mar 26, 2018
Mike Ross
Nice set of trails. It has a good flow with some good ascents and descents. Could use a few berms and some table tops on some fast straight aways.…
Mar 4, 2018
Geoff Akins
Mar 3, 2018
Geoff Akins
Feb 17, 2018
Geoff Akins
Nov 18, 2017
Drew Smith
Wonderful. Nice weather. Trail was in great shape. Highly recommend it! 6.4mi

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  4.1 from 21 votes

#1

in Myrtle Beach

#454

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  4.1 from 21 votes
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#454

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I am an 11-year-old on a heavy Walmart mongoose, and even then it was easy to climb the hills, drop into the hills, and complete the jumps, it was very fun. Aug 2, 2017

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