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Distance:
1.4 Miles / 2.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~42 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Town:
Ewing, Virginia
Directions:
36.60072, -83.659406
Added:
September 06, 2017
Updated:
October 25, 2018
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82 '

Total Change
172 '

Ascent
170 '

Descent

The Wilderness Road Trail at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park near Cumberland Gap, Virginia is an easy 1.4 mile out-and-back hike that leads from the Daniel Boone visitor center west toward the Gap Cave Trail and the Tennessee Road Trail to the Iron Furnace.

This trail is flat and easy with not much elevation change, but there are a couple of waterfalls along the way. You'll pass a creek that spills over the trail - there's a bridge you can use to cross it and waterfalls to each side; however, during the summer the waterfalls are hard to see without hiking down the hill to get a closer view. The waterfalls looked to be about 10 feet in height or more, but it was difficult to tell at the time.

Biking and dogs are allowed here.

Explore 4 trails near Ewing, VA
  1. Parking

    36.60072, -83.659406
  2. Main Trailhead

    36.601961, -83.659971
  3. Entrance to the trail

    36.601853, -83.660003
    Entrance to the trail
  4. Creek crossing with a footbridge

    36.602208, -83.667503
    Creek crossing with a footbridge
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Summer

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1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Trail added
September 06, 2017
Hiked on
September 02, 2017
Updated on
October 25, 2018
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
September 02, 2017
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