At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.
There are over 80 miles of hiking trails within the park. Some are very strenuous and all have various grades of uphill travel. This guide describes some of the more accessible trails. They are grouped by trailhead. The mileage given is approximated and given for one way travel unless otherwise stated. The difficulty rating is based on the steepness of the trail.