Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hiked from the pinnacle to the Ewing trailhead. Stayed at chadwell gap campsite. Very pleasant hike and had the campsite to ourselves. Checked out the Hensley Settlement as well which was near the camp. Water was available at the Hensley Settlement.

This is my favorite backpacking trail

The fitness trail is a great little 2mi hike on the edge of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. I love doing this trail in the mornings with my dog. Definitely gets your blood pumping, but I’m not gasping for air at the top of the hills. I like to walk the small paved area last as a nice little cool down.

The best is at the top. It is an incline make sure you wear appropriate shoes and bring water. May be steep for young children. Saw one daily with a wagon, probably not a good idea.

I really enjoy this trail. I like starting at the visitors center. Starting here adds 2.2 miles on the round trip distance.

Quick, fairly easy trail that I enjoy doing.

hiking
24 days ago

It was a fun quick hike, but I went right after a heavy rain so the lower portions of the trail were still ultra soggy

Very nice, relatively easy, quick hike that can be done in about 30 minutes. It is a relaxing hike with a wide path and cool surrounding, which include benches if you just want sit and enjoy the woods. Dog friendly (on leash) and there are places that you can take off path to get to picnic areas near the creek. I do this hike upwards of 2-3 times a week. Recommend to beginners or people that just want to be outside a little bit.

Great trail if your just getting into hiking or you want to walk your dog. It’s beautiful.

Not a hike, but a continuous climb "less than 8% grade" according to one of the info signs.
Boring except for the view at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, short hike with views at the end.

Hiked this in this snow in mid-March. It was absolutely beautiful! It’s mainly uphill going up but coming back down the mountain was a breeze.

hiking
2 months ago

I have hiked this trail shown on the map and THIS trail on the map is not the Pinnacle overlook trail from the Iron Furnace. This trail on the map is from an area off Hwy 988, near Sugar Run. Great hike just not accurate.

on Gibson Gap Trail

hiking
3 months ago

A great hike,Hoss and I hiked around 12 miles starting on the Gibson trail,which had a great climb.We went up on the ridge trail which was a winter wonderland,very beautiful!! Then we came off at Star light cave which was beautiful!!

camping
4 months ago

Awesome way to get to Hensley Settlement and Sand Cave. Good trail head parking and plenty of space. Beautiful hike up with great views but WOW better save this one for Leg day! It is a smoker the last bit. But worth every step.

Great trail for hiking it’s easy there’s a couple steep places. Great for kids, grand parents hiked it with our whole family.

nice easy loop trail with the trail head next to the visitors center.

hiking
6 months ago

A good walk in the woods. Steep climb up and very steep coming down.

This was a difficult and entertaining hike. But I was bummed out to find that the cave and waterfall that are advertised are not on this hike. That is the Sand Cave and White Rock Trail.

Great little hike. good views with some major historical significance.

This is why I hike! Great trail, lots of uphill but nothing technically challenging. Glorious view at the top.

Nice and shady on hot days!

hiking
7 months ago

Fun hike. The kids love the idea of standing in and seeing three states at once.

Great trail!

Lots to see. Plenty of spots to camp. there's definitely some tough spots with incline and rocks but also some stretches of level trail.

Hensley settlement is pretty neat to see, there are probably easier ways to get there though. This trail is very steep. My ears popped twice on the way up!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is connected via Wilderness Road Trail. The elevation climbs quickly, but easy enough. The view is spectacular.

The trail head is located at the welcoming center. Saw lots of animals hanging around. Good short hike if you want to stretch your legs.

Nice easy hike in the woods. It starts and ends at the welcome center

hiking
8 months ago

The trail crosses the Kentucky/Virginia border several times. It was cold and rainy on the day we went but it was worth it.

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