Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Middlesboro
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A jewel to enjoy! Listen to the stories and be in awe of American history. Take time for beautiful photo ops along the way.
Out family took a day trip up to the Cumberland Gap National Park. It was a bluebird kind of day.After stopping at the visitors center and watching the film's on the history of the region we drove to ... read more »
The Pinnacle is spectacular, and allows viewing of the Smnnokies in the distance! The Tri-state's beauty is marred by the power lines running aside. And don't trust the schedules of the events. They c... read more »
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!
I live next to this park and I really enjoy being this close. The pinnacle offers one of the best views I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. Not to mention all the festivities that take place each year. Definitely worth the visit.
Absolutely gorgeous view atop the Pinnacle overlook. The park features numerous walking and hiking trails, overlooks, picnic areas, a nice visitors center/gift shop, clean public restrooms and an amazing historical educational opportunity. My family cemetery is located within the park. We are pleased to see the park being kept up so well. We would highly recommend the park for individuals and families as well as groups.
The park is beautiful and down town Cumberland Gap is very unique and quaint. Loved it!!
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