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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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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.

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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?

Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer

Civil War buffs will appreciate the fact that the famous Confederate Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer personally supervised the construction of the earthen fortifications at Cumberland Gap.