Tri-State Peak Is One Of The Best Hiking Summits for Viewing Multiple States In Virginia
Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is a landmark rooted in pioneer history. Often described as the first great gateway to the west, the area has welcomed roaming buffalo, Native Americans, settlers, horses, and explorers of all sorts. It’s a landscape characterized by otherworldly sand caves, craggy mountain tops, and meandering hiking trails. The park is also located along the border of three states: Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. In fact, there’s a trail that will lead hikers to the very point where all three states meet. Not only is it one of the best hiking summits for viewing multiple states, but it’s also steeped in history and magnificent natural beauty.
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Have you visited Cumberland Gap National Historic Park before? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience there! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out this incredible sand cave.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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