Map of the High Bridge Trail


High Bridge Trail

High Bridge Trail Virginia focus area

High Bridge Trail


31 miles


crushed limestone


Pamplin, Elam, Prospect, Farmville, Burkeville


High Bridge, views of the Appomattox River, forest


Regional Trails

The High Bridge Trail is a 31-mile long unpaved pathway that is located in Central Virginia. The trail forms the linear High Bridge State Park. The trail follows the route of an abandoned railroad and includes High Bridge a 2,400-foot long bridge that is located 125 above the Appomattox River. The bridge is one of the longest bridges for a recreational trail in the US and is a Virginia Historic Landmark.


The High Bridge Trail has a surface of compacted crushed limestone and is open for bike riding and walking. Horseback riding is also allowed. A portion of the route of the trail parallels Highway 460, but at a distance with trees between the trail and the roadway. The remainder of the trail goes cross country through thick woods and past farmland away from major roads.


High Bridge Trail goes through Cumberland, Nottoway and Prince Edward Counties. The trial goes past the following communities: Pamplin, Elam, Prospect, Tuggle, Farmville, Rice, Moran and Burkeville. The High Bridge is located 5 miles along the trail east of Farmville.

End Points

The west end of the High Bridge Trail is located to the south of the intersection of County Road 660 and Pamplin Road to the east of the community of Pamplin.

The east end of the trail is about 1.5 miles northwest of the center of Burkeville.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the High Bridge Trail in Central Virginia.