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.
Note, there are no picnic shelters, and camping and hunting are not permitted. Fishing, however, is permitted with a license.
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