4. Gateway Mountain Bike Park, Travelers Rest, SC
If you’re looking to improve your skills, this park features a combination of rock gardens, drops, skinnies, wood bridges, and other obstacles to put your legs (and balance) to the test. They offer several miles of trails that range from very beginner to intermediate, with no shortage of a good time.
5. The Hulk at Horry County Bike Run Park, Myrtle Beach, SC
Mountain biking in South Carolina’s flat coastal regions isn’t exactly thrilling, but Horry County’s Bike Run Park seeks to change that. This short single track has been likened to the mountain biking equivalent of a wooden roller coaster, beginning with a 30-foot hill and giving way to tight twists, small hills, drops and other surprises.
6. Poinsett State Park, Wedgefield, SC
Unlike some of the surrounding state parks, admission to Poinsett State Park is free. The folks here take pride in their park, and it shows in their well-maintained mountain biking trails. It’s a peaceful, scenic spot to ride regardless of skill level. Make sure you check out the Knot Loop, which features plenty of climbing drop-offs to challenge your abilities.
7. Wannamaker North Trail, Goose Creek, SC
This 15-mile trail system is a perfect destination for mountain bikers. If you’re skilled enough, head to the northeast section of the trail, where you’ll find tighter curves and an elevated ridge. Obstacles and twists are throughout the trail system, so be watchful.