What is the significance of this cave? It is located in Cumberland Gap, a pass near the junction of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The pass was used by Pioneers from the east in their journey to the western frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee.
The cave tour at Cumberland Gap turned out to be my favorite. Each visitor was given a hand-held spotlight with a large reflector so we’d be able to see inside the cave. This gave me freedom to look at the stone formations I wanted to peruse more closely.
The hike to the cave entrance is a mile long. Along the way, there were wildflowers and trees to enjoy and a view of the little town of Cumberland Gap.
I couldn’t help but oooh and aaah at the many stone formations made meaningful by information related by the very knowledgeable ranger who is working on his PhD in history.
The $8/person fee we paid for the tour was totally worth it. I’m rating the tour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.
Cumberland Gap Cave was an amazing experience. I’m glad my husband and I went on this cave tour.