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High Bridge Trail State Park

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Firefly festival on high bridge

Terrific trail for biking that is 30 miles long and has several parking areas. There is also a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Janet E
Great relaxing walk

We walked the High Bridge Trail from the parking area over the bridge and back and found it to be... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
lminge
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Terrific trail for biking that is 30 miles long and has several parking areas. There is also a parking area for horse trailers. The bridge crosses the Appomattox River and is 125 ft high. We went at night on June 7 for a firefly festival...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Janet E
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We walked the High Bridge Trail from the parking area over the bridge and back and found it to be very relaxing. There were not too many people to make it crowded and it was an easy walk. The environment was very pretty and relaxing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lminge
Reviewed May 4, 2019

We walked on the trail about 5-miles out from Farmville, VA and crossed the ~2500-foot long bridge. The bridge crosses the Appomattox River and is ~125 feet above the river. Completed in 1854 as a railway bridge, it was one of the world’s engineering marvels...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

I surprised my family by taking them to High Bridge. They knew a little about the history since we went to a museum earlier that day. Even though I had read several articles about the bridge I was still surprised by the shear size and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Christyles13
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This is a rails-to-trails park, so it is a linear trail that goes over an old train bridge. The even older pre-Civil War train bridge supports are visible from this trail as well. Great mixture of outdoor fun and history. Make sure to pay for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vivgoesvroom
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Trail has been closed from Farmville to bridge for several months. Rather than give you a work around the trail has barriers and is closed. Several people got tickets for continuing through barrier. So sad that law enforcement has to resort to these tactics to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank tomh4428
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Farmville is in a shallow bowl next to the Appomattox River with the High Bridge Trail rising in both directions. It is uphill on a slight but steady grade. Not a bad grade, but one a casual cyclist would notice. So you park Downtown and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at High Bridge Trail State Park, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

If hiking, the best parking lot is Camp Paradise.

Reviewed November 7, 2018

A really awesome bike ride is in store for you all who go. We did the entire trail in two days time started in Farmville and rode the first half over the high bridge round trip on day one and then did the second half...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Horst H
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We rode our bikes along the trail to the old bridge. Wow what a view you see! I recommend renting a bike. It was all flat and straight so when they tell you 4 miles one way, don't get discouraged. It's an easy, flat straight...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Saw pictures of this and detoured on the way home to see it. Gorgeous views, easy walk but beware the mosquitoes!! We didn't bring horses this time but the mounting blocks and hitching rails are a great touch.

Date of experience: October 2018
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mollysnene
March 24, 2018|
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Response from VaStateParks | Property representative |
We have closed it a few times due to snow and ice and that has not been often. We always post on the park’s web page when we have to close it.
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Nikzleez
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Woodfin V L | Reviewed this property |
There is very little "scenery" on this trail. As you note the bridge, of course, offers broad vistas but on the rest of the trail (except for the towns) you will get a closeup view of many many trees. All of the trail has... More
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Amanda H
August 1, 2017|
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Response from RD915 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know of any shuttle service. Maybe uber or a taxi service might be a go to.
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