Sugar Run Trail Closed to Horses
The Sugar Run Trail is temporarily closed to horse use due to the number of fallen trees as a result of recent storms. The trail is still open for hikers, but hikers should use caution.
Shuttle to Hensley Settlement
There will be no shuttle or tour to Hensley Settlement on August 10, 2014. Tours on other days will continue to be offered as scheduled. For questions and more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.
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Cave Tour Alert!
White Nose Syndrome is a disease that is killing bats in great numbers and has been found in park caves. While visiting Gap Cave please do not wear or bring anything that has been in other caves. Skylight Cave is currently closed.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Announces Junior ranger Bike Ride
Contact: Butch Davis, (606) 248-2817
Calling all Junior Rangers, parents, and those wanting to get out and enjoy the outdoors with a short “stretch-your-legs tune up” bike ride! Parents, want to get those kids off the couch and have them experiencing some of our local natural treasures? This Saturday, July 12th, at 10 a.m. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will host a bike ride from the Iron Furnace parking area in the town of Cumberland Gap, over the covered bridge and through the old “little tunnel” to Harrogate Park for a special program.
“This short bike ride will be the second of three that we’re having this summer for our Junior Ranger Corps” said Ranger Butch Davis. “What better way to start off a summer day than a bike ride! Everyone’s invited---all of our Junior Rangers, friends, and family members. We’ll ride out to the Harrogate Park for a field presentation and games on local tree identification, and ride back, returning to the Iron Furnace around 12:15 p.m. Like our other Junior Ranger events, there’s no charge---you just need a bike, a helmet and a desire for adventure” said Davis.
For additional information on this and other park programs, contact the visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.
Did You Know?
Gap Cave has also been called: King Solomon's Cave, Soldier's Cave, and Cudjo's Cave! The cave was originally referred to as "Gap Cave" because of its proximity to the Gap. When early pioneers saw the cave they knew they were about to cross the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky.