High Bridge Trail State Park sign

Shown is a sign for the High Bridge Trail State Park before turning on Business U.S. 460 going eastbound to Pamplin.

The public is welcome to see High Bridge as it transcends evening into night during a full moon on Friday from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. A park interpreter will meet visitors on High Bridge over the Appomattox River Valley to listen for local owl species and identify other nocturnal animals by sound. 

Visitors who ride bicycles must have an operating headlight and rear reflector.

Normally High Bridge Trail State Park is closed at night, but special events like this provide an opportunity to enjoy High Bridge after dark.

The event is free, but a $5 parking fee applies at parking accesses. The trail should be clear of visitors by 11:30 p.m. on all sections. 

Call (434) 315-0457 or email highbridgetrail@dcr.virginia.gov for more information. 

Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about Virginia State Parks’ activities and amenities or to reserve one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at (800) 933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.