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Mountain Gateway At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.

Nice easy walk

Amazing view at the top> If this hike is too long, you can also hike from one of several parking lot strt poins along Pinacle road. (Just be careful they close the gates at sunset)

Great hike, the Sand Cave was amazing! Needs some work on trail signage. Well maintained trails.

Steep and very rocky trail that is one of several approach trails to the crest of the Cumberland mountain. Chadwell Gap is not my favorite approach, I enjoy Ewing and Lewis Hollow much more. However, Chadwell allows the best access to Hensley Settlement and Martins Fork.

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My absolute favorite hike!

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This is a great trail! Make sure to go by the white rocks while there and pack snacks and lots of water.

Very strenuous hike. Definitely not for a new hiker. There is a loop inside the bigger out and back trail. You are sharing most of this with horseback riders and ATVs. The trail is wide in almost all of it but it has a lot of rocky areas and overgrown roots. Give yourself plenty of time because this is an absolutely gorgeous hike. We did both Sand Cave and White Rocks in one trip but you could easily split them up.

This trail is pretty tough. fast elevation climb, horse usage, and very steep terrain. The beauty from above is well worth the climb!