High Bridge Trail State Park is a multi-use trail ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Its centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. The bridge was built in 1853 as part of the South Side Railroad. Except for High Bridge itself, all 30 miles of this linear park's trails are open. Work on access to the bridge continues, but the bridge can be seen from certain sections of the trail. The bridge is slated to be open to the public in late 2011. Development of other park facilities also continues. Visitors should bring plenty of drinking water. No drinking water is available on the trail.

26 days ago

Beautiful views of the Appomattox River.

Easy breezy! Great for bikes, kids, or anyone who wants a nice flat trail to walk with awesome views.

Easy breezy! Great for bikes, kids, or anyone who wants a nice flat trail to walk with awesome views.

Difficult to find, but we eventually parked at 555 River Road to walk about a mile to the bridge itself. The views from above the treetops are fabulous--it would be an amazing place to watch a sunrise or sunset. Super easy (because it's extremely flat).

mountain biking
2 months ago

Easy bike ride on an old rail bed of packed gravel. The bridge is definitely worth seeing.

Loved it! Beautiful views!

Great flat trail.

Great trail, I will be back again for a bike ride or just a walk.

We parked at the River Road Access and enjoyed the walk on the rail trail to the far side of High Bridge and back on a wonderful early spring day (the end of last March). The views above the Appomattox River were beautiful.