Operating Hours & Seasons
Start your park adventure at the visitor center. Chat with a ranger, visit the hands-on museum, pickup a park map, or purchase a book. The visitor center hours are:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm March 15th through November 14th
9:00 am to 4:00 pm November 15th through March 14th
The visitor center is closed on Christmas Day.
Park grounds and picnic areas are open daily. The road leading to the Pinnacle Overlook may be closed periodically due to inclement weather, including ice, snow, and lightning.
Visitors traveling on Interstate 75 in Kentucky should exit on 25E at Corbin. Cumberland Gap is located 50 miles southeast of Corbin on Highway 25E.
Visitors traveling on Interstate 75 in Tennesseee should exit on Highway 63 at Jacksboro/Lafollette. Proceed east on Highway 63 to Highway 25E then north on Highway 25E approximately 2 miles to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.Visitors traveling on Interstate 81 in Tennessee should exit on Highway 25E at Morristown, Tennessee. The park is located 50 miles northwest on Highway 25E.
The park can also be accessed from Virginia by traveling west on Highway 58 to its intersection with Highway 25E in Tennessee.
When park staff is available, shuttles to the Pinnacle Overlook can be arranged; cost is $5.00 per person.
Almost 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.
Last updated: February 15, 2017