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Where and When? Backpacking in Virginia

Virginia’s pristine tracts of wild lands are home to crashing waterfalls, sweeping views and historic highlights. These destinations also include a wealth of awesome campsites to pitch your tent and relax. The state offers backpacking trips that range in length and difficulty from short day hikes to multi day backpacking adventures. Here’s a look at […]

Moran to Burkeville

This final section of the High Bridge Trail travels south from Moran Road and approaches the town of Burkeville. These final 3 miles of trail continues through wooded areas and crosses Route 610 shortly after Moran. As the trail veers back to the south, Route 607 crosses the trail. After this point you start down […]

Goodwin Lake Nature Trail

The Goodwin Lake Nature Trail is a 1.5 mile moderate difficulty interpretive trail that encircles Goodwin Lake, taking users through the wooded environment of the west end and then passing through the recreational area along the east end. This trail has several stops with signs identifying and describing plants and animals that users might encounter […]

Dogwood Hollow Trail

The Dogwood Hollow Trail is 1 mile, moderate difficulty loop that takes users through a heavily wooded ravine or hollow. The trail may be accessed from near the park office. In addition to a variety of trees including Virginia’s state tree, the dogwood, hikers may also see some interesting mushrooms and animal life such as […]

Between The Lakes Trail

The Between the Lakes Trail, also known as the connector trail, is .25 mile, moderate difficulty trail that runs between Goodwin Lake and Prince Edward lake. The trail passes through the 18 acre Between the Lakes Nature Area that lies astride the isthmus between the lakes. The trail is accessed from the beach area of […]

Beaver Point Trail

The Beaver Point Trail is a 1 mile, moderate difficulty trail that runs along the east bank of one of the narrow extensions of Prince Edward Lake. This trail is accessible only from the Otter’s Path Trail. The trail dead-ends at the tip of the peninsula, so a full hike will be two miles long. […]

High Bridge Trail

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 near trail milepost 142, River Road near milepost 146, Osborne Road near milepost 149, municipal lots in Farmville near milepost 150, Tuggle Road near […]

Rice to Moran

From the town of Rice, heading south, the trail continues for nearly 4 miles through wooded surroundings with glimpses of farm land through the trees. Be aware of farm roads that occasionally cross the trail. A picnic table area is provided about half way down this section of trail. Near the crossing of Route 606, […]

High Bridge to Rice

Heading south from High Bridge you will begin the 3 mile section of the trail between High Bridge and Rice. After the bridge, the trail enters wooded surroundings with occasional road crossings. While you should use caution while crossing these roads, the only high traffic crossing is highway 460 which the trail crosses over by […]

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