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#rd Saturday Hike: High Bridge Trail

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Apr 21, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Apr 21, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Rice VA

Trip Leader(s)


TrailGuyEric
Richmond, VA United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Easy to Moderate

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Region: California/Hawaii

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Summary

Come join us for one of the last historic places on the route of the retreating General Lee and the Confederate Troops in the last days of the Confederacy.  It was a strategic wooden bridge that the Confederates tried to burn down but the Union, hot on their heels, put the fire out saving the old bridge.

High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The trail is a National Recreation Trail recognizing exemplary trails of local and regional significance, connecting people to nature, to each other, and to our shared history and culture. Bring drinking water because none is available on the trail.

We’ll begin our hike this time from Rice, VA toward the old High Bridge in a nice, easy hike along the old rail-trail. We’ll meet at 10:00 A.M. at the High Bridge State Park parking lot in Rice, VA, 244 Railroad Dr. Bring a hat, plenty of water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.  Hike will be about 3 hours and 6 miles.

We can have lunch in Farmville following the hike and walk about the town.

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/high-bridge-trail#general_information

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Use your GPS for 244 Railroad Dr, Rice, VA 23966 and signs for the High Bridge State Park parking lot which is about ½ mile from Hwy 460 (Prince Edward Highway)

Trip Leader

TrailGuyEric

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Richmond, VA


United States

members signed up for this event

AK4DR

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Rustburg, VA


United States
Jahn

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Richmond, VA


United States
TJinCville

Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate


Charlottesville, VA


United States
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