The East Coast Greenway (ECG) is one of the most well-known paths in Horry County


The East Coast Greenway (ECG) is one of the most well-known paths in Horry County. This multi-use trail system extends from Maine to the Florida Keys, connecting urban areas with open spaces. In Horry County, the ECG is designed for pedestrians and cyclists with a mix of on-road and off-road sections. A continuous 13-mile off-road section is complete from the Bike and Run Park to Myrtle Beach State Park and is a great way to train for an upcoming race or for your leisurely bike ride. You can determine your routing by visiting or download the smartphone app for your Android or iPhone.  

Bike & Run Park

Chief Rhodes

150 Frontage Rd B-2, Myrtle Beach 29579

The Bike & Run Park, also known as ‘The Hulk,’ is located along the Intracoastal Waterway near River Oaks Drive in Carolina Forest. It includes 7 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails on 70 acres of land. The park was developed through the vision and labor of volunteers and provides drastic changes in elevation that cannot be found in other parts of the county. In addition to providing a venue for a variety of races, its parking area serves as the first official East Coast Greenway trailhead in the State of South Carolina. 

Vereen Memorial Gardens

2250 Hwy 179, Little River 29566
Monday-Saturday 8AM – 5PM
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River on more than 115 acres of forest and marshland, this facility includes approximately 3 miles of nature trails and boardwalks that meander through its botanical gardens and along its waterfront. A small segment of the original Kings Highway, a colonial route between Boston and Charleston, still remains on the property, behind the CB Berry Community Center. The Center provides space for recreational programming and community events.

SCDNR Heritage Preserves

There are three state maintained heritage preserves in Horry County: Cartwheel Bay Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area, and Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve/Wildlife Management Area. The South Carolina Division of Natural Resources owns and maintains these lands to preserve fish, wildlife and other natural resources. These preserves provide environmental education and recreational activities for visitors. For more information on Heritage Preserves visit the SCDNR website

Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area

The Cox Ferry Recreation Area is part of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge that is managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Services. The refuge spans nearly 55,000 acres across Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties. This recreation area provides nature trails, a boardwalk, and a biking trail. There are also kayak/canoe launches for visitors to paddle through the cypress swamps. For more information on the Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area and the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge visit the US Fish and Wildlife website.