The temperatures are cooler, the days are shorter and the leaves are changing. What a great time to come visit High Bridge Trail State Park. High Bridge Trail is a 30 mile hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trail. The park is a converted railroad bed and is ideal for persons of any age or ability level.
So why visit High Bridge Trail right now? The nature of a rail trail is a fairly active recreation. Hiking, bicycling or horseback riding all require a certain amount of exertion. But with the cooler days of fall being active gets easier. A nice leisurely stroll on the trail requires very little planning or investment in equipment.
The park’s namesake is High Bridge. High Bridge is over 2400 feet in length and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. The closest access point to the bridge is at River Road. The bridge is 1 mile from this access point making it a 2 mile trip to the bridge and back. A 2 mile walk is a good distance for most people and doesn’t require over exertion or a big time commitment (about 1 hour overall).
Whether it’s the trip to High Bridge, or another section of park you’d like to enjoy, High Bridge Trail is a great place to get out and get active. What better time of year to do it than the fall!
~Photos submitted by Patti Wagner