788 Twin Lakes Rd.Green Bay, VA 23942
Prince Edward-Gallion Multiuse Trail is an 8 mile moderate trail that goes through the state forest available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Prince Edward-Gallion Multiuse Trail
Prince Edward-Gallion Multiuse Trail is an 8 mile moderate trail that goes through the state forest available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Users are likely to see a variety of trees in this oldest Virginia state forest and will also see a variety of typical woodland wildlife. Users should be warned, this trail does not loop. Those who access it off of Hwy 613 should be prepared to travel 8 miles each way for a total of 16 miles. Users should be cautious of rough terrain and overgrown vegetation, plus the ticks that can be hiding around it. A State Forest Use Permit is required to bicycle or horseback ride on the trail. The trail is closed except on Sundays from early November through mid-January due to hunting.
- Length: 8
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Surface: Gravel, Earth
High Bridge Trail State Park
High Bridge Trail State Park is a multi-use trail ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Its centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. The bridge was built in 1853 as part of the South Side Railroad. The High Bridge played a significant role during Lee’s retreat in the final days of the American Civil War, and was the site of two battles in April 1865. Except for High Bridge itself, all 30 miles of this linear park’s trails are open. Work on access to the bridge continues, but the bridge can be seen from certain sections of the trail. The bridge is slated to be open to the public in late 2011. Visitors are strongly encouraged to be sure to bring plenty of drinking water. No drinking water is available on the trail.
- Season/Hours: Year Round/Call Park
- Location:37° 18.4117, -78° 23.2288