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
This was my third time on the trail, but first since bridge was opened. It is the highlight of the trail. I especially like the old piers from the civil war era (I assume)that parallel the current bridge. Like other reviewers; trail can get boring for ...
Good surface. The bridge is nice. Utterly boring due to lack of scenery. Save your money for the New River and the Creeper. I thought Greenbrier River Trail was a little lackluster scenery-wise but High Bridge beats it hands down. My friend and I did ...
The map and description of the Burkeville Trailhead are misleading. The railroad is still active in Burkeville! The last actual access to the trail on the Burkeville end is at County Road 607 aka Orchard Road. It is well marked on nearby US 460 and there ...