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High Bridge Trail State Park, Green Bay
(4.5/5 based on 80+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I have ridden this trail three times now and enjoyed it each time. The path is crushed stone and plenty wide enough for two riding a bike abreast. The elevation is essentially flat, so appropriate for...  more »
  • Having visited Twin Lakes State Park earlier in the day, it was a short drive to have a look at part of High Bridge Trail. We parked at the River Road car parking lot and walked about a mile to stroll...  more »
  • We started by visiting downtown Farmville and decided to drive to the state park parking area a few miles away. We hiked one mile to the bridge which was captivating. It is above the trees with some s...  more »
Google
  • The marker led us right to the parking lot that's closest to the bridge. Great views. We went late fall and most of the leaves had already fallen.
  • Amazing piece of history and great location for a hike
  • The High Bridge in the park holds some breathtaking vistas for the hiker or bicycler. We thoroughly enjoyed the view. On the other hand, as the other reviewer noted, the physical address listed by Google for the actual park is completely erroneous -- is the address for the office. Following the incorrect address landed us in the middle of nowhere. The actual address for the parking area near the bridge itself is 555 River Road, Farmville. Not sure who is responsible for this error, Google or the park service, but for those of us who are unfamiliar with the park and the area, making a correction could eliminate much frustration, waste of time and gas.
  • Long park, beautiful hike, beautiful view from bridge.
  • This marker is actually in the wrong location. High Bridge Trail State Park is north of this area and can been seen visibly on the map.