Jackson Bluff acts as the Waccamaw Trail Blazers base trail. Built in conjunction with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson Bluff is part of the Waccamaw Wildlife Refuge.  The trail has a combination of singletrack, doubletrack, and fire roads. The singletrack trail, built with the help of IMBA, is technical and demands your attention and focus. The doubletrack and fire roads are fast and smooth. We now have a beautiful wooden bridge on the main trail that dumps you out into a technical rock graden and uphill climb. Riding the trail from the trailhead to the recreation area (Cox Ferry Landing) and back will get you a 6.2 mile ride. Trails are marked with Blue, Yellow, Orange, and Green diamonds.

Directions to trail head: 

From Conway on Highway 501

Take Highway 544 South 1.6 miles toward Surfside Beach. Turn right on Jackson Bluff Road at Gullies Shell gas station. Drive past Grand Strand Water and Sewer. Continue straight past the water retention ponds on the left. You will see a sign that reads ” End of State Road Maintenance.” Drive straight and the pavement will begin to get a little rough. Go past the creek and look for the trailhead entrance and parking area on the left.

From Surfside Beach 544 Exit off of 17 Bypass

Take Highway 544 North 10 miles toward Conway. Turn left on Jackson Bluff Road at the Gullies Shell gas station. Drive past Grand Strand Water and Sewer. Continue straight past the water retention ponds on the left. You will see a sign that reads ” End of State Road Maintenance.” Drive straight and the pavement will begin to get a little rough. Go past the creek and look for the trailhead entrance and parking area on the left.

Other Landmarks and Distances:

  • Jackson Bluff Road is 0.6 miles south from the Coastal Carolina Football Stadium.
  • Jackson Bluff Road is 0.5 miles north from Singleton Ridge Road.
  • It is 1 mile from Gullies Shell station to the trailhead parking lot entrance.


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