5 mile, trailhead located near Wilderness Road Campground, ends at intersection with Ridge Trail, strenuous, access near Wilderness Road campground
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, the first gateway to the West, is a popular place for modern day pioneers and adventure seekers to follow in the footsteps of the country's earliest settlers. Today, visitors are continually in awe at the miles and miles of good trails and scenic features the park has to offer. There are over 85 miles of trails in the park, ranging in length and difficulty. Backcountry camping is also available with a free permit and photographers, from all skill levels, appreciate the numerous opportunities to view mountain wildlife and plant life in an undisturbed state deep in the wilderness. You can also embark on a historic excursion with a helpful and knowledgeable guide. You are sure to find something of interest at Cumberland Gap; come experience why visitors to the park continue to return to the region year after year in search of adventure.