Looking for a get away to do some biking or hiking? The High Bridge Trail, near
Farmville, Virginia is a great destination. The 31-mile State Park (Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation managed) and trail is a converted rail bed that is generally level and wide, and has a crush stone surface. The trail’s centerpiece is the High Bridge that crosses the Appomattox River. The 2,400 foot bridge is one of the longest in the United States, and rises 125 feet above the river gorge. High Bridge, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
There is parking at either end of the trail as well as along the route, such as in Farmville. The trail has numerous, well maintained restroom facilities, picnic areas and water stops. Farmville also offers numerous venues for lunch and lodging. For more information visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/high-bridge-trail.
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