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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Cumberland Gap Tip Line

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  • No Cave Tours or Hensley Tours on September 27

    There will be no Gap Cave or Hensley Settlement tours offered on September 27, 2014 due to special Heritage Walk program. For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.

  • 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.

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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?

Pioneers cross Cumberland Gap

Between 1775 and 1810 some 300,000 settlers crossed Cumberland Gap and began settling the land west of the Appalachians. These brave pioneers were following dreams of prosperity in the wilderness of Kentucky.