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Cumberland Gap to Lawson Rock Overlook.

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Length


6.2 Miles 9.9 Kilometers


529' 161 m

Ascent

-530' -161 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

1,830' 558 m

High

1,484' 452 m

Low

Conditions


All Clear 81 days ago
Some Mud History

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Very nice trail, foot traffic only, ends with an amazing view

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To get to the parking lot, you have to drive into Prentice Cooper and a bit of the way down the gravel road. It'll be on your right, it's clearly a parking lot once you find it. There's some picnic tables, and an outhouse if you're daring. If you're in the right spot, there should also be a big display board with a map on it.

The trail entrance can be hard to find. It's across the road, there's a wooden sign by it, but it's hard to spot. It's clearly the trail once you find it, but I, and plenty of other people, have trouble the first time.

The trail itself is nice. Right near the start, you'll hit the Indian Rockhouse, with is a huge overhanging rock, pretty cool space. Go past that (Going to the left), and it's about 2.5 miles to the overlook, which is a amazing view of the rivervalley. You'll only have hikers to worry about. Nothing too technical, but still a nice tight trail

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Jul 15, 2018
Doug Brock
Trail was a bit overgrown in mid-July. My wife and I turned around before making Lawson's Overlook. 4.5mi
Apr 28, 2018
Scott Cavanaugh
Jan 21, 2018
Rex Price
Nov 24, 2017
Colette Helme
Mild trail with lots of rocks and roots to increase the difficulty rating a bit. 6.6mi
Nov 15, 2017
Donald Pierce
6.2mi
Jun 21, 2017
Jared Powell
Overnight
Apr 1, 2017
Timothy Magos
7.8mi

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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