Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap, Tennessee 37752

Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap Professional Review and Guide

"You literally follow in Daniel Boone’s footsteps on this hike. In 2001 and 2002 the park service restored Cumberland Gap to its original contour and invited visitors to get a taste of the pioneer experience.This walk—a good one for children—takes you through the gap and up to a ridgetop where the states of Kentucky,Tennessee,and Virginia meet.

Cumberland Gap was an important eighteenth-century doorway through the Appalachian Mountains for settlers on their way westward. In the twentieth century the gap continued as a major transportation route, but one covered in asphalt. For decades US 25E, a key north–south highway, ran smack through this storied mountain notch."

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Cumberland Gap
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3 hours
Spring through fall
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, (606) 248-2817
Local Contacts
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park visitor map of Wilderness Road Area; USGS Middlesboro South (KY/VA/TN)
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Jul 2018