Adventure in the Backcountry
Photo by park volunteer Jesse Henderson
With numerous camping areas, miles and miles of trail, and less visitation, the backcountry at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park provides an amazing opportunity to experience the great outdoors! Trips in the backcountry range from day hikes to multiple day adventures requiring appropriate gear and preparation. The 21 mile Ridge trail runs the length of the park and can be accessed from numerous trails with major trailheads. Hiking along the ridge can be an extremely rewarding experience with spectacular scenery, wildlife viewing opportunities, and travel through time when visiting the many historic sites in the park.
Plan Your Backcountry Adventure!
Designated Backcountry Campsites:
Gibson Gap, total capacity of 12 campers
Hensley Camp, total capacity of 20 campers
Chadwell Gap, total capacity of 12 campers
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