.2 mile, easy, access near Thomas Walker parking area
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, the first gateway to the West, is a 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 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 wildlife and plant life in their undisturbed state. You are sure to find something of interest at Cumberland Gap; come experience why visitors to the park continue to return year after year in search of adventure.