Senior groups, church groups and others are now enjoying the beauty surrounding High Bridge due to an innovative service that High Bridge Trail State Park provides.
Many park visitors have been unable to complete the one mile hike to get to the bridge due to the inconvenience of the location. They now have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic and historic High Bridge with guided access service.
Senior groups, church groups and others are now enjoying the beauty surrounding High Bridge due to an innovative service the park provides.
The park offers this program for groups of 10 or more who require mobility assistance to gain closer access to High Bridge. Several groups who otherwise would not be able to admire the majestic bridge have already enjoyed this service. The group may also request an informative program or enjoy bringing a picnic lunch with them.
High Bridge will be a scenic destination with incredible foliage views this fall season.
Although the trail is fully accessible to all, the nearest parking lot to the bridge is at River Road near Farmville, about a mile from the bridge and the bridge itself is about a half mile long. Therefore, it is a 3 mile round trip to cross the bridge from the park’s closest parking lot. High Bridge Trail’s unique service eliminates this one mile trek to the bridge by allowing the group’s vehicles to be guided by a park official along the service road which leads to the foot of the bridge. After crossing or exploring the bridge, visitors will be escorted back to the River Road parking area.
With fall fast approaching, High Bridge will surely be a scenic destination with incredible fall foliage views. So don’t wait to make your reservation. Guided access service to the bridge is available almost every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. Call the park office at 434-315-0457 or by email.
High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and runs through Cumberland, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties and the towns of Burkeville, Farmville, Pamplin City, Prospect and Rice.
Entrances - Parking availability:
- Rice's Depot Road, 1/4-mile off U.S. 460 at Rice, near trail milepost 142
- River Road, three miles off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 146
- Osborne Road, 1/4-mile off N. Main St. in Farmville, near trail milepost 149
- Municipal lots in Farmville where the trail intersects with 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
- Elam, off U.S. 460 at Sulpher Spring Rd., near trail milepost 164
- Heights School Rd., of U.S. Business 460 near Pamplin, near trail milepost 168