Trail Map Contents 

This collection of maps is more than backcountry trail map. We have included two 8-page booklets the describe many opportunities to explore parks neighboring Cumberland Gap. The atlas packs in a 6" x 9" x 1/8" kit that is durable and waterproof. 


  • 1:32,000 scale GPS trail map of the park with 50-foot elevation contours and UTM grid.
    two full-color, double-sided sheets at 11" x 17"
  • Unique trail elevation profiles for the park that show popular loop and long-distance hikes.
  • Detailed inset maps for trails around Lincoln Memorial University, Wildnerness Road Campground, and Hensley Settlement.
  • The First Frontier Audio Driving Tour map booklet that shows the driving tour, destinations, and audio tracks. You can freely download the audio at
    one full-color, eight-page booklet at 8.5" x 11"
  • Kingdom Come Adventure Guide is a map booklet for Benham and Lynch and Kingdom Come Scenic Parkway. These areas are about one hour north of Cumberland Gap on Pine Mountain.
    one full-color, eight-page booklet at 8.5" x 11"
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Music of the Gap

Listen to Cumberland Gap Banjo
by Rich Kirby, recorded 2003.
(800k .mp3 file)


Listen to Cumberland Gap
by Lee Sexton, recorded 2000.
(1m.mp3 file) for full song visit


Listen to Cumberland Gap
by Morgan Sexton, recorded 1992.
(1m .mp3 file) for full song visit


Cumberland Gap switched hands four times during the Civil War. A old tune called "Cumberland Gap" relates the tale of a soldier stranded at the Gap after the war. He bemoans how the waters can't clean his face and not a dollar could be made. His only way home was to walk.


First Frontier Audio Driving Tour

First Frontier WebsiteThis free tour begins at Cumberland Gap Visitor Center and travels a 220-mile loop.

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A trail map and elevation profile that would impress Daniel Boone.

The maps are printed on heavy-weight cover stock and tri-folded into a water-proof, ziplock bag. Each spread is divided into two 11 x 17 inch sheets, which allows users to show the same area on opposite facing panes. This minimizes fussing with the map.



Map Measurement ToolDownload and print map scale and measurement tool. Print it at home and use in the woods to more precisely locate yourself with a GPS unit set to UTM (zone 16N, NAD83), or just measure linear distance.


GPS waypoint .loc files for trailheads, trail intersections, views, and destinations in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park area.


The waypoints correspond to labeled views, trailheads, and scenic features on the maps.


Load these waypoints into your GPS unit or smart phone and use them to help with navigation.

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Bird's Eye View of Cumberland Gap

Explore Cumberland Gap
Explore Cumberland Gap with an interactive 3D map


Historic readings on mountain life

The Anglo-Saxons of the Kentucky mountains, by Ellen Churchill Semple, 1910.

Our Southern Highlanders, by Horace Kephart, 1913.

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Our Favorite Hikes

Ridge Trail at Cumberland Gap NHP

Buy this mapHiker Hiker Cumberland Gap Map
Distance: 16 Miles round-trip from the Civic Park trailhead at Ewing
Difficulty: +++
Scenic Views: ++++
Elevation Relief: 2,000ft ^^
Ownership: Cumberland Gap, NPS

Cumberland Gap Trail Map: $14

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Interactive 3d map using Leaflet

Interactive 3d map using Leaflet

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2016 Cumberland Gap trail map, hiking information

2016 Cumberland Gap trail map and hiking information

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