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Best trails in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

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Looking for a great trail in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Virginia? AllTrails has 20 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park ranging from 1.2 to 18.6 miles and from 1,269 to 3,461 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

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.

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Map of trails in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
(606)248-2817
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Top trails (20)
#1 - Sand Cave and White Rocks Via Ewing Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
Sand Cave and White Rocks Via Ewing Trail is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ewing, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#2 - Tri-State Peak Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
The old Civil War roadbed leads from the saddle of the Cumberland Gap to the Tri-State Peak. From there, you can see: Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. You are also surrounded by remnants of Civil WaShow more
#3 - Pinnacle Overlook Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 22 m
Pinnacle Overlook Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Middlesboro, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#4 - White Rocks
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
White Rocks is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ewing, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#5 - Tri-State Peak via Wilderness Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Tri-State Peak via Wilderness Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Middlesboro, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail iShow more
#6 - Ridge Trail to Sugar Run Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Note: As of June 2020, Pinnacle Road is open. It is a good place to start the Ridge Trail but please note that overnight parking is not allowed.Show more
#7 - Chadwell Gap Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
Chadwell Gap Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ewing, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#8 - Mischa Mokwa Adventure Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 20.4 mi • Est. 11 h
The Mischa Mokwa Adventure Trail is a 20 mile trek thru Cumberland Gap National Park. It begins at Wilderness Road Campground and ends a Civic Park in Ewing, VA. It was established in 1966 (this is Show more
#9 - Gibson Gap Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 21 m
Gibson Gap Trail is a 9.4 mile loop trail located near Ewing, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best usedShow more
#10 - Skylight Cave Lewis Hollow Trail
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 48 m
Skylight Cave Lewis Hollow Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ewing, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
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