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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • 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.

  • Back the Bears!

    Support the park's "Back the Bears" campaign and help keep our bears wild and safe! More »

  • 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.

Bicycling Information

Bicycles can be ridden on approximately 7 miles of park trails. Bicycles are allowed on park roads; however caution is advised as most park roads experience a high amount of vehicle traffic.

Bicycle Trails:

The Boone Trail connects the Wilderness Road Campground and the Daniel Boone parking Area. This 2 mile long dirt and gravel trail contains some single track for mountain bikes.

The Shillalah Creek Trail can be accessed from Kentucky Highway 217 and leads up to Hensley Settlement. This 5 mile long gravel road, utilized by park vehicles, has a 2,000 foot elevation gain. No bicycles are allowed in the Hensley Settlement.

A "Rails to Trails" program and Greenway Trail System in adjacent communities provide additional biking opportunities and can be accessed from the park.

For information about area bicycle trails please call (606) 248-2817.

Did You Know?

Wheelchair Accessible Symbol

Designated sites at the park’s Wilderness Road Campground are fully accessible. These sites feature hardened surfaces, increased fire grate height and wheelchair-friendly picnic tables. Many of the park's other facilities are fully accessible as well! More...