High Bridge Trail State Park

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High Bridge Trail State Park

High Bridge Trail State Park
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Alice
Sarasota, FL1 contribution
Lovely trail, but risky parts for new, young riders
Nov 2020 • Family
We got on the trail in downtown Farmville today with intentions of riding to the bridge. We had to turn around about 2 miles down because we felt it was becoming way too risky for my 6-year old son who is a new bike rider and still tends to wobble/veer a bit. The gravel trail is lovely but it is incredibly steep off both sides at points. Where we turned around it was pretty much a straight drop off the side.

It’s a great ride for adults and experienced youth, but not for newbies. I think there should be a sign at each trail entry point about the risk.
Written November 29, 2020
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John R
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Beautiful ride with no hills!
Oct 2020
Worth spending a day biking this trail. Be careful on the bridge however. It’s easy to pick up a splinter on its railing.
Written October 17, 2020
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I am glad you enjoyed your ride on High Bridge Trail State Park. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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frmeri
Philadelphia, PA67 contributions
High in the Sky Bridge
Sep 2020
We spent a few short hours here and found this park to be lovely and well-maintained. As this was a "side" event for being in the area, we cannot give an in-depth review of the trail system. But from the moment we reached the parking lot closest to the bridge and paid our $5 parking fee, it was wonderful. Adjacent to the parking lot is a picnic area with a natural playground for children, including a slide. Just beyond is the white gravel path of the trail. A park ranger booth was set up for information, souvenirs, and conversation. After a very short walk, you are on the bridge and very high in the sky. The sides of the bridge are at least 5 1/2 feet, so there is no danger falling off. Good thing, because you are in the sky, over a river and over the woods. There are a few stopping areas on the bridge for those who would like a rest. Once on the bridge, however, one cannot get a great picture of the bridge. There are hiking trails off the gravel path. We took the one marked as a bridge infrastructure trail. As we reached the bottom, the trail was flooded and we were not able to see the bridge. There were some historic
points at the beginning of the trail though. As we made our way back to our car, we stopped in the park restrooms. Thank you to the person who cleaned them in this age of Covid. We were grateful for the use of sparkling facilities. Every part of this park was very clean. We did not see one piece of trash on any trail. I bet in the Spring I would have given this park a 5 star. There were a few places on the bridge where the boards were showing wear. I would have liked them to have been replaced for my walk. (Although there are some newer boards in some places, so I know they keep watch.)
Written September 27, 2020
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA3,591 contributions
Beautiful bridge !!!!!
Sep 2020
Beautiful Bridge with lots of trails and wildlife. If you are not a hiker, this may not be for you. Its miles and miles of places to walk, hike, stroll or just take in the beauty of Central Virginia at its finest.
Written September 8, 2020
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to High Bridge Trail State Park. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience through a review.
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southernhiker
Raleigh, NC109 contributions
Bridge is the most scenic part of trail
Aug 2020 • Couples
Parked at River Rd entrance as was closest entrance to the actual bridge ($5 parking fee). Bridge was about 1/2 mile away. It was quite impressive due to its height and length. We rode our e-bikes across and then to the end of the trail about 10-11 miles further. Not much more scenery. Lots of forest with some breaks for public and private roads.
Written August 1, 2020
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Gregory J
Winchester, VA57 contributions
A long trail
Jul 2020 • Family
30+ miles, multi access points, well maintained. Excellent access for all from strollers to horses to bikes.

It’s a challenge. I walked the part within the town limits, but it is goes on for miles.
Written July 6, 2020
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dnnyedy
Montgomery, PA102 contributions
Bike ride
Mar 2020 • Solo
Parked in Rice and rode west to Farmville train station. Riding back was noticeable uphill grade back to Rice. Beautiful views of the High Bridge and the trail itself with an engineering feat for the railroad. Just building up the height of the Bed above the valley floor was something of an accomplishment. Lot of history surrounding the railroad.
Written March 15, 2020
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JJM
7 contributions
Excellent rails-to-trails
Nov 2019
We really enjoyed our bike ride along the trail. It's exceptionally well maintained, very wide, and mostly shaded. Can't wait to do this again.
Written February 27, 2020
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jcornwell10
Fuquay-Varina, NC30 contributions
A must see on any stay in Farmville area
Sep 2019
Perfect spot to visit when in the Farmville area. Only requires a small donation to park and then have great access to the trail. Can take a walk, bike ride or jog across the bridge and through the trail. View can be a little intimidating but an awesome experience all around. A bit buggy during warmer months but they will not bother or ruin the experience.
Written February 18, 2020
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Kari Smith Writes
Richmond, VA11 contributions
Perfect for hikers, cyclists, equestrians, and historians
Jan 2020
High Bridge Trail State Park, which includes the bridge (a converted rail bed) and adjacent property, is perfect for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians, and is also of great Civil War historical significance. The highlight of the trail is High Bridge, which soars 125 above the Appomattox River. In the heart of downtown Farmville, you’ll find one of the lots which serve the 31-mile trail. You may enter the state park from the downtown Farmville parking lot and entrance, but you'll have about a 5-mile walk or ride to the bridge. For quicker access to the bridge itself (just at .3 miles), use Camp Paradise (1466 Camp Paradise Road, Rice, VA), which is just about 10 miles outside of Farmville. Camp Paradise, which will soon break ground on a visitor's center, also has a great picnic area and "discovery zone" for kids which is a work in process, but very well maintained. There are vault toilets along the trail. I'm hoping to make it back to their Firefly Festival on June 7, from 9 - 11pm - to see tens of thousands of fireflies! Great accessibility to the trail! Camp Paradise area does collect a $5 state park entrance fee. If you go on a cold day (I went in January, temps in the 30s) - bundle up! The wind on the bridge that high can be pretty brisk! Big thanks to Park Manager Daniel Jordan for giving me such great information about the space, and for showing me around.
Written January 18, 2020
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