The fun and sun of Hilton Head isn’t all about heading to the beach and enjoying the surf. Sometimes the roads less traveled offer the most exciting adventures, and there’s only one way to travel those: Bicycling. For a healthy and eco-friendly activity, we recommend pulling our your bicycle from the garage and going for a cruise along some of the island’s most hidden paths. You may get to see and hear the seagulls on the beach, but it’s another thing to see Snow egrets fishing along quiet creeks and witnessing flowers bloom near nature trails. Plus, it’s great exercise.
The Hilton Head community has spent years developing safe and user-friendly bike paths that loop around the entire island. It helps reduce traffic and build a sense of community. If you happen to get lost, there are plenty of bike maps and information kiosks posted around the island. The bike paths are also helpful if you want to take a quick trip down to your favorite restaurant or grocery store. During holiday events like Bike & Dine Week, you can get special deals for bicycling to the store.
Hilton Head Bicycling Facts:
- 6 miles of bike lanes
- 117 miles of shared-used pathways
- 108 miles of paved shared use paths
- 14 miles of planned pathways
- 1 mile of single-track
- 24% of arterial streets have bike lanes or paved shoulders
*These are all located on Hilton Head’s 12-mile long, 5-mile wide island.
Map of Hilton Head Bike Trails
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Hidden Bike Routes Around Hilton Head Island
Even though Hilton Head has many paved bike paths that many residents and visitors know about, there are still some hidden and more secretive routes that few know, which include:
- Fish Haul Creek Park — Beach City Road: Bicycle in this remote 16-acre park that leads from a observation boardwalk to a maritime forest of salt marshes and wetlands. Each hour brings something new as the tide ebbs and flows. You can spot clams, fish, and shells in the sand along the path.
- Barker Field Observation Deck — Mitchelville Road: Tucked behind the baseball and soccer fields of Barker Field is a boardwalk bicyclists can take to a wonderful observation deck that overlooks the Atlantic and Broad River.
- Green Shell Community Park — Squire Pope Road: Boardwalks here lead you through nationally registered historic places, which makes it a stroll through time.
- Old House Creek Pier — Sterling Pointe Drive: Bike along a secluded fishing and crabbing pier that provides you with an amazing vista across Calibogue Sound.
Living in Hilton Head
If you’ve been looking for a home situated near convenient bike paths, so you can explore the island or have an easy time heading to nearby shops, search no further. Click the button below to view our featured homes situated near bicycle trails.