High Bridge Trail is a 48.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pamplin City, Virginia. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.
We "hiked" aka walked from the River Road parking lot across the bridge. It's all flat but such good views, and the bridge is interesting. We found and logged two geocaches near the bridge!
A wonderful rail trail of just over thirty miles, the highlight being the converted historic High Bridge with great views from above the Appomattox River. We started this section from the River Road Access, which is about a mile from the bridge. Also, Farmville is a nice small town to explore...and be sure not to miss nearby Appomattox Court House.
I actually walked it the second time across. What a wonderful structure.
Great ride. It was a beautiful day too.
Jon Marc L.
Great little walk for families with younger kids or pets.
we are beginners and had a blast. easy ride. great history. very cool.
This is a great trail for someone looking to get away and for distance without climbing. It has very little elevation change (due to its past history as a rail line) and has great conveniences like bathrooms/portajohns along the route and towns for food and rest. We started at the town of Farmville (awesome quant town with great restaurants and cool vibe) and did an out and back totaling 13 miles. The old converted train bridge, which is the namesake for this trail, is absolutely fantastic with stunning views. You will also see a lot of remnants along the trail of its rail line days. This is not the trail for someone who prefers to be in the woods. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of trees along the way, but you also will see homes, businesses etc. as you go along. It was a great day trip.
Great trail. It does have shade. This was a rail line; the rails were removed and now it's a trail. Nice and scenic, saw wildlife the bridge was awesome! Got on at Rice biked to Farmville! Small town very bike friendly we 'parked' our bikes in front of the restaurant got a bite to eat. Took pics. They refurbished the train station. Restrooms in Farmville seemingly just for us bicyclists. I have to go back a shop in Farmville. Didn't notice anything boring or a serious lack of shade. There are benches and picnic tables scattered along my route. Some of the restrooms along the path are truly enclosed out houses with no lighting you may wanna bring some lighting if like to really see what your doing. They were well maintained. So if you want to take the family out for a ride this is the place to go there are plenty of on off point, park rangers and other park tents along my route. The website is had a map with distance intervals I found that helpful. So please enjoy the fresh air and friendly people!
mostly boring and monotonous scenery, but the bridge is worth it!
Great ride for riders of all ages, with many places to get on and off. The bridge is conveniently located a few miles from Farmville, and about a mile from River Road. The crowds depend largely on where you are, some places I passed no one for long stretches, but closer to the bridge and Farmville, traffic picked up.
This is a really flat hard packet trial that was very suited for riding. There is no shade on the trail at all. I rode from Pamplin through Farmville and across the "high bridge", which was very cool. (Stopped for a really good lunch in Farmville.)
Really easy ride! But the bridge made it worth it.
Very easy, flat surface. The stone pathway is packed and not difficult to walk on.
Great trail, It would be nice if trail went by state park so you can ride to and from the park