Getting Around

view from pinnacle overlook
view from Pinnacle Overlook

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Skyland Road and the Pinnacle Overlook
Leaving the visitor center, park visitors can drive the winding, four-mile-long Skyland Road up the mountain to the Pinnacle Overlook (elevation 2,440 feet) for a spectacular view into Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Skyland Road is periodically closed during the winter due to inclement weather.

The road is closed to vehicles 20 feet or longer in length. When park staff is available, shuttles to the Overlook can be arranged; cost is $5.00 per person.

Inquiries can be made at the park visitor center or by calling (606)248-2817.

hikers in the forest
Hikers explore the forests around Cumberland Gap

Photo by Robert Wilson

Approximately 85 miles of hiking trails meander through eastern deciduous forest in this 24,000 acre national park. Distances range from a 1/4-mile loop trail to the 21-mile-long Ridge Trail.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Mailing Address:

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965


606 248-2817

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