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.

road biking
21 days ago

Beautiful and easy trail. The highlight is reaching the bridge with its views.

Too flat. A little boring for my taste.

love walking the bridge and exploring down by the river under the bridge

I entered off River Rd. in Farmville. The trail is an easy enough hike and you can make it as long or short as you want. I hiked about 3 miles just to see the bridge and explored the city too. I was a bit disappointed due the lack of fall color during my mid-October hike and it was a bit boring being just straight path.

This trail is not easy. I think it should be rated as moderate. You must pedal constantly. We managed to do 49.4 miles going down and most of the way back.

We did a short trip across the bridge and then explored the area under the bridge. Nice view from the bridge.

Easy and enjoyable trail with fantastic views from the bridge.

6 months 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.

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
7 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.

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