At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.
Scenic vistas, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests excite the senses and provide opportunity to experience the Appalachians up close
Hand hewn cabins and pastoral landscapes are showcased at the historic Hensley Settlement, located high atop Brush Mountain
Beneath the mountains lie miles of subterranean passages. These caves are dark, wet worlds with geologic formations and strange animals.