3. The naturally formed Sand Cave in Cumberland Gap offers an unusual, yet amazing view of where ancient Kentuckians might have lived. Cumberland Gap is also home to the 2400 foot pinnacle where one can view Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia simultaneously.

These 20 Epic Places In Kentucky Will Leave Your Jaw On The Floor

3. The naturally formed Sand Cave in Cumberland Gap offers an unusual, yet amazing view of where ancient Kentuckians might have lived. Cumberland Gap is also home to the 2400 foot pinnacle where one can view Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia simultaneously.

Stand in three states at once: Kentucky, Virginia, and my beloved Tennessee:  Cumberland Gap's Tri-State Peak trail.

Stand in three states at once: Kentucky, Virginia, and my beloved Tennessee: Cumberland Gap's Tri-State Peak trail.

The Cumberland Gap, 60 miles north of Knoxville, is, like Ellis Island, an icon in the settling of America.  It’s estimated that 200,000 to 300,000 people traveled  thru the gap between 1775 and 1810, leaving the coastal states and putting down roots in what would become Kentucky and Tennessee.  It was the only practical way through the Appalachians for 100 miles north or south.  Indian attacks made the more expensive alternate way -- down the Ohio River -- risky.

The Cumberland Gap, 60 miles north of Knoxville, is, like Ellis Island, an icon in the settling of America. It’s estimated that 200,000 to 300,000 people traveled thru the gap between 1775 and 1810, leaving the coastal states and putting down roots in what would become Kentucky and Tennessee. It was the only practical way through the Appalachians for 100 miles north or south. Indian attacks made the more expensive alternate way -- down the Ohio River -- risky.

Bridge across Cumberland Gap in Kentucky  Places I love))

Kennedy Covered Bridge

The Pinnacle, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park  The Pinnacle, Cumberland Gap, TN  Where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky meet.

The Pinnacle, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park The Pinnacle, Cumberland Gap, TN Where Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky meet.

Historical Marker - Cumberland Gap, TN - Tennessee Historical Markers ...

Historical Marker - Cumberland Gap, TN - Tennessee Historical Markers ...

Hike along the Wilderness Road Trail at Cumberland Gap Historic National Park - don't know if this part is in VA,TN, or KY

Hike along the Wilderness Road Trail at Cumberland Gap Historic National Park - don't know if this part is in VA,TN, or KY

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