The Wilderness Road Trail is a flat, fine gravel road for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The 10 mile, easy trail lies upon the former railroad bed of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, however, the route dates to even earlier times. The trail follows the route of a road blazed through the wilderness in 1775 by Daniel Boone and a small group of men. Known as the Wilderness Road, this trail became the principle route westward and by the 19th century over 300,000 settlers had traveled west from here through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. Today you can follow this historic trail through the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park which is spread over the states of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
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