Topographic Trail Guide for the Gap and surrounding areas.
Trails are mapped with GPS and aerial photos. Guide shows 3D
trail length, 2-km grid, 50-ft contours, elevation profiles,
and backcountry amenities. Maps show over 80 miles of trail
at 1:32,000 & 1:14,000 scales. Before
pioneer explorers crossed the Gap, Native Americans were using the
pass for millennia. Today, hikers can visit the same historic locations.
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
the free audio driving tour! The
tour begins at Cumberland Gap Visitor Center. Our firstfrontier.org site
has the complete audio and map guide for printing
and CD burning. The goal of the tour is to stamp
your Passport at each of 10 Passport Pit Stops.
The Passport is included too!