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High Bridge Trail State Park, Green Bay

(4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
High Bridge Trail State Park is a multi-use trail ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The trail, once a rail bed, is wide, level and generally flat. Its surface is finely crushed limestone. The trail's surface and dimensions make it easy for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy it. 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.

Twenty-eight miles of trail are open. Work on other park facilities continues.

Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water because it's not available on the trail.

High Bridge Trail is about 31 miles long and runs through Cumberland, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties and the towns of Burkeville, Farmville, Pamplin City, Prospect and Rice.

Entrances - Parking availability:

Rice's Depot Road, 1/4-mile off U.S. 460 at Rice, near trail milepost 142

River Road, three miles off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 146

Osborne Road, 1/4-mile off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 149

Municipal lots in Farmville where the trail intersects with Main St. near trail milepost 150

Tuggle Road, off U.S. 460 and near U.S. 15 North, near trail milepost 156

Prospect Road, off U.S. 460 at Prospect, near trail milepost 161

Elam, off U.S. 460 at Sulpher Spring Rd., near trail milepost 164

Heights School Rd., of U.S. Business 460 near Pamplin, near trail milepost 168

Latitude, 37.304488. Longitude, -78.390938
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TripAdvisor
  • The sun had just set and the clouds were catching the last rays. Bridge viewed from Ashland plantation. Note: viewed from 2 miles north on private property  more »
  • There 2 parking lots you wand the closet one it nice I when before sun set. If you are going through Powhatan I would go 5 miles below speed limit on the way home I got a ticket the wrote it 9 miles f...  more »
  • I was shocked to find Trip Advisor has High Bridge located in Green Bay, VA. Everything I read about the bridge including how to get there referred to Farmville. The Norfolk Southern Railroad donated ...  more »
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  • Never been there. But, not sure I want to. Judging by the looks of some of these pics. Old buildings with graffiti, and a pic of a town with power lines? I'd take those down. Not good representation of the park.
  • Installing water stations at all the barrooms would be nice. Some have them but most don't. Mile markers would also be a great idea in case of an emergency.
  • Love, love, love, love, LOOOVEE this state park! The people are great and it is so much fun to take the family and just WALK (or Bike, there are bike rental shops right in downtown Farmville)! They have amazing guided tours and the bridge is a true spectacle. A true Virginia treasure