Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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WanderlustGita
State College, PA84 contributions
Apr 2021
The bike trails are one of the best things about staying on Hilton Head Island. We didn't actually rent bikes because we had our dog with us who loved the walks as much as we did. They are well landscaped, and take you all over the island. We stayed there for 2 1/2 weeks and walked both on the beach and on the paths, and managed to explore different paths almost every day. At night it was a little tricky, because the paths can be very dark. It should be required that bicyclists have lights if they ride after sunset. Another downside is that Sea Pines charges money when you enter their side of the island.
Written May 1, 2021
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Diane M
Apex, NC18 contributions
Sep 2022
Hilton Head has outdone it with their creation and upkeep of the bike trails all over the island. We visit every year the week after Labor Day and spend quite a few hours during our week biking, both on the paths and the beach, but mostly the paths. They are a great way to explore various areas and are very well maintained.
Written September 17, 2022
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Mindy
Evansville, IN3 contributions
May 2021
One of the best things about HHI. You can get anywhere by a safe bike path. Great way to explore neighborhoods, places to eat and shopping. Riding on the beach at low tide is a special pleasure. Bit of advice, if wind is at your back it is very easy, but riding into the wind is almost impossible. You can get off the beach and onto a road at any beach access point, found by looking for the ‘beach rules’ signs. Check out the wind in the other direction before riding miles down the beach.
Rent weekly for best rates. We haven’t tried it, but most places now have electric bikes too.
Written June 27, 2021
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TrekRef
Woodbridge, VA217 contributions
Mar 2021
It may be hard to beat the number of trails in Hilton Head and they are great for bike riding. So why a middling review? I found the trails varied in width, many were rooted, and there are way too many at grade intersections. At every single crosswalk where a trail intersected a street, my experience was not a single driver would stop for bicycles waiting to cross. Still, if you have a family on cruisers, the trails are perfect.

On the other hand, if you are a cyclist, and riding your bike is your exercise, you know you have to get your heart rate up and keep it there. That is almost impossible to do on the island. It is either a law or a rule (depending on where you're at) that cyclists must use the paths. If you don't there are 1,000 Karens on the island who will remind you that the automobile rules here. Case in point. I rode to Sea Pines Plantation to get to Harbour Town. At the gate, I was expecting to pay a $9 fee and was told by the woman working that bikes weren't allowed in Sea Pines unless they were on a car. I could have my wife drive to the gate, put the bike in the car, pay $9, drive in, then unload it and ride. The automobile rules on the island. (A couple who lived there saw this and called me over to enter the bike entrance with them. Take that!).

In summary - it's a great place for slow bikes and beach cruisers. But for serious road riding, I'd look elsewhere.
Written March 5, 2021
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Lisa K
27 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We had our 9 and 11 year old. Any younger and I'd recommend getting the tandem bikes unless your kids are experienced bikers and understand that they need to watch out for cars, as cars have the right of way on the island. There's stop signs for bikers at each intersection, so you have to be careful while crossing any streets. You can also bike for miles on the beach. Morning is low tide, so the sand is nicely packed to make riding easy. We didn't try in the afternoon, but imagine it's more difficult.
Written December 29, 2020
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Regina M
Cincinnati, OH41 contributions
Jun 2020
This was our third trip to Hilton Head Island and we had a great time biking around Sea Pines, near Coligny beach and along William Hilton Parkway. Be careful, though, as cars have right of way. Most drivers are quite friendly to bikers, but we rode through Palmetto Dunes and they were not friendly to bikers at all. Would highly recommend renting bikes when you visit the island to explore the trails.
Written July 4, 2020
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John Frank I
Simpsonville, SC3 contributions
Jul 2020
The HH Island bike trails has always been one of the bright spots to visiting the island. I think the amount of bike path miles is about as good as one could expect...perhaps connecting the different plantations and beach accesses with one map or navigation tool would be an improvement.
Written July 26, 2020
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Jimbear
Fenton, MO2,038 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
We rented 3 E bikes today from Mike at HHI rental and road the well kept and marked bike/walking trails on HHI pretty much all day. We also road on the great beach on the Eastern shoreline. It cost about $40 each for 24 hours. Let's just say we'd do it again in a minute if our butts weren't so sore.
Written April 4, 2022
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Larry M
Pickerington, OH89 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We did the entire loop around. Trail was pretty well marked and maps were posted along the way. We wish they would have how many miles each trail has. The ride up over the toll bridge (free for bikes) is not for kids or those who have weak legs. No where really to stop in the north end for a beverage, lunch, or snack. It took us 4 hours at a reasonable pace.
Written August 5, 2020
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CanuckAlberta
Alberta493 contributions
Mar 2022
We spent the day on the HH bike trails and covered about 25 miles and were thankful they have dedicated bike trails here as the vehicle traffic is brutal. While riding the trails you have to be careful crossing roadways/driveways as apparently in South Carolina vehicles have the right of way and they drive accordingly. This is the polar opposite of Savannah, where we just came from, where every crosswalk has neon pedestrian sign stating it is Georgia law that pedestrians have the right of way. We also found a large amount of debris on the trails but this might just be a result of some of the storms last week. On the positive side there a frequent information signs which make navigation a breeze.
Written March 15, 2022
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