Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Cumberland Gap National Historical Park comprises parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. It is located at the gap of Cumberland Mountain, which creates a V-shaped path through the mountain. The Cumberland Gap’s history and scenic wonder draw thousands of visitors each year. The gap stretches 26 miles, and the park comprises 24,000 acres, with about 14,000 acres set aside as wilderness. The campground here is well equipped for RV campers and also has many primitive campsites for backpackers and hikers.
This park is in bear country, so be aware that a bear could show up at your campsite. Read the displayed park advisories, and obey the rules when storing food and other items, such as toothpaste, that bears might consider food. Kids and kids at heart can experience the life of a pioneer at the visitor center’s pioneer playhouse. If you want to walk in the footsteps of early pioneers and Native Americans, you’re in the right place."