Originally Posted by Gigattime
We are planning a trip this summer that will include a short visit to Cumberland Gap and Pinnacle Overlook. Any suggestions for must do hikes or places to visit, either in or around Cumberland Gap National Historical Park? Just looking for the "must see" items/experiences. Any recommendations is greatly appreciated!
May be farther away than you would like, but my suggestions would be Cumberland Falls, and the Big South Fork Scenic Railway which takes you to Blue Heron Coal Mine. They're actually pretty close together, and it's a fairly easy drive from Middlesboro.
Much closer, near Pineville, you'll find Chained Rock, and Pine Mountain State Resort Park - you must eat at the restaurant there. Great buffet, and stupendous view.