• fog flows through Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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    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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Getting Around

view from pinnacle overlook

view from Pinnacle Overlook

NPS Photo

Skyland Road and the Pinnacle Overlook
Leaving the visitor center, park visitors can drive the winding, four-mile-long Skyland Road up the mountain to the Pinnacle Overlook (elevation 2,440 feet) for a spectacular view into Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Skyland Road is periodically closed during the winter due to inclement weather.

The road is closed to vehicles 20 feet or longer in length. When park staff is available, shuttles to the Overlook can be arranged; cost is $5.00 per person.

Inquiries can be made at the park visitor center or by calling (606)248-2817.


 
hikers in the forest

Hikers explore the forests around Cumberland Gap

Photo by Robert Wilson

Trails
Approximately 85 miles of hiking trails meander through eastern deciduous forest in this 24,000 acre national park. Distances range from a 1/4-mile loop trail to the 21-mile-long Ridge Trail.

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...