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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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.
Maps and Brochures
Park Map (10.1 mb)
Cumberland Gap Area Map (3.3 mb)
Map of Wilderness Road and area trails near Cumberland Gap, in color.
Route of the Historic Wilderness Road (2.62 mb)
Greenleaf Trail Guide (1.56 mb)
Guide to Greenleaf Trail near the Wilderness Road Campground
Wildflowers near the Wilderness Road Campground (9.77 mb)
Guide to wildflowers found in and around the campground.
Maps using Google Earth
The basic program is free and available at Google Earth. Google Earth is intended for use on newer computers with broadband or higher levels of connection.
Once you have downloaded the program it is possible to access the following maps:
Did You Know?
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.