Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Middlesboro
(4.8/5 based on 380 reviews on the web)
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  • This is a very beautiful area and I highly recommend visiting. Pinnacle Point is quite unique since you see three states at once and you can actually be in 2 places at once. We are not hikers but we h...  more »
  • The entire area was clean and very convenient for our large family to enjoy food, music, and fellowship. The views are exquisite. 
  • We found this park while looking for alternatives near the Smokies. It was a pleasant drive to get there, the tunnel was interesting and the park had great views and some nice walks. The history is gr...  more »
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  • Loads of trees and hiking trails from short to long. There is even a free tour to Gap Cave. The Pinnacle is close by, as is the TriStates Marker, where Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky all meet. The view from the Pinnacle is AMAZING! The camp site at Cumberland Gap offers electric and non electric spots as well as spacious Meadows for Boy Scouts troops. The camping spaces are spacious and enough space in between them so you can have privacy. The bathroom/bathhouse are kept very clean! There is so much history here and a Visitors Center nearby. I cannot possibly describe everything available to see and do here!
  • My husband and I visited this park on our honeymoon and we were blown away. The view from Pinnacle Point is absolutely breathtaking. All the history of the area is absolutely fascinating. What an amazing piece of natural landscaping. I am so looking forward to our next trip here!
  • Thus is a beautiful area surrounded by trees. There are great views. There is a lot of historical information available as well, even if you arrive after hours. I would recommend stopping by if you're passing through.
  • We had a great time here only had a day to spend so didn't see a lot but enjoyed what we did see! We hope to visit the area again, and do some more hiking and sightseeing. The people at the information/reststop were very helpful. There is also a lot of neat things in there that tells you about the area!
  • The prettiest park you can visit and be in 3 states at once! There are numerous trails that you can hike in this park and many places that you can stop along the drive through the park. The visitor center is a must stop. The rangers are nice. There's a little museum with history of the area and a gift shop. One of my personal favorite stops is Sugar Run. Just a short drive once you enter the park, it has plenty of parking, a bathroom, and a shelter with grills. The shelter sits next to a creek that is also easily accessible. The creek isn't deep but is a wonderful place that kids can explore all the wonders of nature. There is a short paved trail that circles the creek with bridges on either side. Off of that starts the real hiking. Like most parks, there are several trails that you can follow that vary in distance. However, this is one of the prettiest hikes I've been on that is just enclose to forest. Other locations you can stop include a short hike to a covered area where you can literally stand in three states at once. It also overlooks Middlesboro, Ky and is a beautiful view. If you want less of a hike, then you can go to the pinnacle, where it overlooks Tennessee and Virginia at the same time. It's a nice paved trail with plenty of rails and an enclosed overlook that makes it very safe for kids. There is good access to bathrooms as well. I'm sure there's much more to explore, but we haven't been able to explore it all, so that means you'll have plenty of adventures to choose from!