Cross This Scenic Footbridge In The Virginia Mountains For An Unforgettable Adventure

The hiking trails in Virginia never fail to impress. Covering a range of landscapes from the Eastern Shore to the Virginia Highlands, these trails are perhaps the best way to get to know the land. Today, we’ll highlight a particularly scenic portion of the Appalachian Trail deemed the James River Footbridge. Spanning the mighty James River, this lovely footbridge offers a unique perspective of the water and the surrounding area. Whether you’re continuing along the Appalachian Trail for a longer trek or simply are curious to experience the bridge, you’ll be happy to travel to this corner of Amherst County, Virginia.

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Have you visited the James River Footbridge before? If so, we’d love to hear all about it! The bridge is located along the Appalachian Trail, Big Island, VA 24526.