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The Hulk

Intermediate
 4.4 (55) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The best trail in the Myrtle Beach area: challenging, twisty singletrack with short, steep climbs.


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

90%

Singletrack

85' 26 m

High

12' 4 m

Low

427' 130 m

Up

429' 131 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

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.

Need to Know

You can find the trail status at facebook.com/MyrtleBeachAre… or mba2trails.org .

Description

A surprisingly great trail for the area. CCORS races are held here annually, as well as the Myrtle Beach Xterra races. The course is competitive and challenging with several short steep climbs and technical drops mixed with twisty, flowing singletrack. There are many alternative lines for more experienced riders such as kickers and jumps that are optional. After each rain, the park is expected to close for 24 hours. For the latest closures, check Myrtle Beach Area Mountain Biking Association on Facebook.

Myrtle Beach has their own IMBA chapter with members and a board. The organization is tasked with maintaining the trails and organizing everything. In the past year, the trail has gone through a lot of revision to add more features for all the trail users. So, remember to pack your mountain bike for your next beach vacation in Myrtle Beach, you'll not be disappointed.

Contacts

Local Club: SORBA - Cape Fear

Shared By:

Jim Mock with improvements by Enoel Hidalgo

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 55 votes

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Photos

This is the first 1.5 mile of the trail: Amazon Trail, Knee Deep and Bayou
Jan 30, 2020 near Myrtle…, SC
Hitting a berm at the CCORS Race 2015.
Mar 5, 2016 near Myrtle…, SC
Pinos Altos: Last section of the track
Jan 30, 2020 near Myrtle…, SC
Feature at the end of the Bluffs
Jan 30, 2020 near Myrtle…, SC
Get ready for some nice flow!
Feb 10, 2017 near Myrtle…, SC
The carpeted features are bombproof. You can rip the turns at full speed!
Mar 23, 2021 near Myrtle…, SC

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Jun 6, 2021
Reed Reynolds
Two laps plus a little rain. 14.5mi — 1h 14m
May 25, 2021
Mark Rexrode
7mi — 1h 00m
Apr 25, 2021
Cory Meatpattie
Alright trail, basically no climbing. Carpeted sections of trail. 10.1mi
Apr 22, 2021
Reed Reynolds
14.8mi — 1h 36m
Feb 8, 2021
Billy Womble
9mi
Nov 27, 2020
Melissa Pennington
6.4mi
Nov 6, 2020
Brian Lord
27.2mi — 3h 17m
Oct 18, 2020
Eric Grove
A blast 7mi