The High Bridge is the highlight of the High Bridge Trail. The High Bridge is over 2,400 feet long and rises 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It has some lookout rest areas to take in the beauty of the surrounding area. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge is also a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the Road: There are two parking lots near High Bridge.
East of the bridge: Camp Paradise Rd.; Rice, Virginia (Prince Edward County) Use 1681 Aspen Hill Rd., Rice, Virginia 23966, to get to the entrance of Camp Paradise Rd. then travel 1.5 miles to the parking area. High Bridge is .3 miles from the Camp Paradise parking lot. Trailers are allowed in this lot, and equestrians may access the trail from it.
West of the bridge: River Rd., Farmville (Cumberland County) Use 555 River Rd., Farmville, VA 23901, to get here. High Bridge is nearly a mile from the lot. Trailers are not allowed at this lot.
Family Friendly: The bridge is fenced, and kids can run the entire length of the bridge.
Gem Type: Viewpoint