Mischa Mokwa Adventure Trail

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Mischa Mokwa Adventure Trail is a 20.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Shawanee, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

20.4 miles
4,124 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash


horseback riding





wild flowers



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 its 50th Anniversary) and and now follows portions of Gibson Gap Trail, Ridge Trail and Ewing Trail. Some of the old trail blazes can still be found which are short wooden posts with the outline of a bear carved in. Camping is via back-country permit only and is in designated campsites only. Call (606)248-2817 for permit information and campsite availability.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

This is my favorite backpacking trail

10 months ago

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.

Monday, November 28, 2016

This trail can easily be completed in two days. Plan on a very strenuous ascent up the mountain. Trail can be rocky in spots. When up on the ridge anticipate cooler than normal weather and very wet conditions when cloudy. You will have to leave the ridge to find water, but it is available. Make sure to call for campsite reservation well ahead of departing as there is no camping on the trail. This is an absolutely beautiful hike and is physically demanding.