Explore the most popular trails near North Myrtle Beach with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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bugs
21 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Hiked the gold trail, it is around 4.5 miles if you hike from the beginning of trailhead! There is a lot less traffic noise, so I prefer it over the main trail around the waste water treatment plant! A lot more shade as well! Great trail!

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bugs
27 days ago

Not a bad walk. The water treatment plant is not that bad and you get past it pretty quickly. Wide trail - actually been used by the sewer and water authority to access the plant for years. I applaud the open use allowed to the public. Lots of snakes in the summer, including water moccasins. I limit my use to the winter months.

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bugs
28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

This is a very easy trail. Some sun in certain parts, but not too bad, early morning or late afternoon! Would definitely recommend it, if you like nature! If you do the full trail, you will have to go by the waste water treatment plant, but it does not really smell too bad! The major draw back for me was there is some traffic noise, but over all it was great!

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bugs
1 month ago

The trail was wide and well marked. We did not do the extension because my mates are more greenway walkers than hikers. Not a lot of water features, aside from the treatment plant. It only smelled for the last stretch of it so that wasn’t too bad. The boardwalks have all been fenced off. There are now six parking spots (three on the street) and it’s paved parking. All in all, I applaud NMB for having a trail at all! We did not see any wildlife but that’s okay with me. Lots of dragonflies though!

Wooden sections need some TLC. The creek pier has a loose handrail on the northern end. Be careful.

on NMB Nature Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Easy to find with 3 parking spaces available at the trail head. There’s a big overview map at the trailhead, too. The trail is wide. Walking in to the left leads through a woody, shaded stretch that eventually leads to a wooden footbridge. Most of the trail borders the water/waste treatment facility, which is fine, but takes away that “middle of the woods” feeling I prefer. I would say about 2/3 of the trail is not shady, so a hat is good for that hot sun! Definitely an easy hike, strolling type hike. I’m glad I went.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great Trails for riding my electric bike on I even encountered a black bear with her Cubs great Trail a lot of wildlife and scenery

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rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

pretty boring walk that includes walking along a chain link fence around a sewer treatment plant. and it smells like a sewer treatment plant. why did someone Steve the time and money to build this trail?

hiking
4 months ago

very well kept preserve.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice walk in a loop. Trail signs seem to be for only a counter clockwise direction. No wildlife found today.

Nice walk through an estuary with information stations throughout.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice 2.5 loop trail plus 2.5 spur for total of 5 Miles. Soft natural path through pine and shrub habitat. It borders a subdivision under development early on and then you pass the sewage treatment plant. There was a slight smell for 3 minutes as we walked passed. Not bad at all. I would definitely recommend and would do this trail again. We encountered only one other couple on our weekend hike.

Lovely little trail with great ecosystem highlighted by educational signage identifying various wildlife, birds, trees, cacti and shrubs. We saw oysters squirting water at low tide and cormorants fishing in the waterway. Pay attention as there is a lot to see. Only wish it was longer trail but you can walk it a few times and still see a variety of wildlife.

While I stood on the Creek Dock, two dolphins swam right by the dock. Saw quite a few herons, including a shy Green Heron, Cormorants, and Egrets. Really nice walk.

5 miles, maps need arrows from blue to gold. I hate nature after this. no benches for our older bones. some nice vistas lots of water to go around. kinda sucked for me

bird watching
10 months ago

Really nice little trail. Take your time walking through it and you can see a good number of marsh wildlife. Was a pretty decent birding location. I would recommend going at low tide so that you get a good look at the extensive oyster beds and can watch the fish jump all over the waterway. Just be careful because the sand fleas will eat you alive if you’re not careful.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

it wasn't all that great

walking
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Walk this trail two years while doing some geocaching in the area. Met lots of nice fellow walkers and accompanied by my four Shih Tzu companions.

hiking
Sunday, June 03, 2018

Great little educational trail to get a short hike. The trail was well laid out with beautiful scenery. Great for young kids.

hiking
Sunday, June 03, 2018

Nice hiking trail that is a 2.5 mile loop. The only drawback is the part around the sewage treatment plant.

hiking
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Not much to see but nice walk. You do go around the sewer treatment center so it got a little smelly at one point.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Just did the loop not the spur and found it to be quite an enjoyable easy walk.

hiking
Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Lots of nature for the one who stops and watches. We went at low tide and discovered that the oysters squirt. There is a boardwalk along a tidal marsh edge - it was there, at low tide, that we saw thousands of teeny tiny crabs 'marching' to follow the sun. Also, we're from the north, so appreciated seeing our first 'paw paw'/prickly pears up close. Good views of the river & very peaceful walk.

hiking
Thursday, December 21, 2017

I enjoy this walking this trail! It's 5 miles total if you add on the spur trail. Very moderate and a great walk, run, and bike! I wonder if they will expand this area and add more trails!

hiking
2 months ago

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