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Tri-State Peak Loop

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Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 556' 170 m
Descent: -572' -174 m
High: 1,974' 602 m
Low: 1,419' 433 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by April French

A loop to stick your head in three states and back out the Wilderness Road Trail.

April French

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

A hike looping together a trip to Tri-State Peak and Wilderness Trail.

Description

The trail begins in the parking lot and follows the Object Lesson Road up to the Gap. You'll find signs there indicating the trail continues on or you can go to Tri-State Peak Trail to Tri-State Peak. It's a bit of a climb up to the peak, but worth the view. The overlook is well marked by surveyors, indicating which state is which. Return on the same path back down or you can continue on what will become part of the Cumberland Trail into Tennessee. This path returns the way we came. On the way back, take the Wilderness Road Trail to the left to stroll through the forest on a much less used path. You'll cross a small stream a couple of times on your way back down to the parking lot.

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Aug 19, 2019
Mike Lombardo
7h 00m
Jul 4, 2019
Jonathan Smith
Jul 20, 2018
Tyler Thieding
3mi — 0h 57m
Nov 4, 2017
Forrest Dolvin
Jul 22, 2017
Mark Barreira
3mi

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Old furnace ruins
May 24, 2018 near Middles…, KY
The Wilderness Road Trail is smooth and scenic through this section.
Feb 20, 2017 near Middles…, KY
View of Cumberland TN from the peak.
May 24, 2018 near Middles…, KY
Enjoy gorgeous valley views from Tri-State Peak.
Feb 25, 2017 near Harrogate, TN
Check out the Tri-State Peak Survey Marker while you're up there.
Feb 25, 2017 near Harrogate, TN

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