High Bridge Trail

Trail Map

Description Suggest an Edit

High Bridge Trail State Park is a multi-use trail ideally suited for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The trail extends 30 miles, linking the towns of Pamplin City, Prospect, Farmville, and Rice. The trail ends 3 miles south of Moran, near Burkeville.

The trail's main feature is High Bridge, living up to its name at more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. Built in 1853, the bridge was a former trestle for the South Side Railroad, part of the Norfolk Southern Railway.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the trail, parking is available at the following locations; a fee is required.

  • Rice's Depot Road, 0.25 mile off U.S. 460 at Rice, near trail milepost 142 (wheelchair accessible)
  • River Road, 3 miles off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 146
  • Osborne Road, 0.25 mile off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 149
  • Municipal lots in Farmville where the trail intersects 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 (wheelchair accessible)
  • Elam off U.S. 460 at Sulpher Spring Rd., near trail milepost 164
  • Heights School Rd. off U.S. Business 460 near Pamplin, near trail milepost 168


Great way to spend a day!!

   April, 2014 by whalers

This trail has it all, well maintained surface, we witnessed park rangers pulling a drag matt behind an ATV, great bathrooms located along the trail, plenty of parking and nothing but scenery. Due to this trail being a state park there is a $3.00 parking ...read more

A good place to sort out those pesky thoughts, and a great bridge

   February, 2014 by finedesignny

I've ridden the entire length over several visits, all in 2013. I ride alone and on weekdays. Here's what you don't want: To be near either end on a weekday and have a problem. Chances are good you'll see no one. If you like that bit of adventure, as ...read more

Great trail for long distance rides!

   November, 2013 by kh23059

We rode the High Bridge Trail on 10/27/13. We started in Farmville and rode 2 miles past Rice and back (20 miles). The portion between Farmville and the High Bridge had the most “traffic” with the majority of that being the mile before the high bridge. ...read more