Top Adventures in Pineville

  • Explore the Lookout from Chained Rock

    Located just north of the Cumberland Gap, Chained Rock is a local landform made unique by a long slung chain that comes with a tall tale of it's creation. According to legend the rock pinnacle overlooking the Cumberland River valley struck fear in...

  • Hike to Honeymoon Falls at Pine Mountain State Resort Park

    The trail to Honeymoon Falls is located in Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, Kentucky. To reach the trail park in the parking lot in front of the park lodge.  Walk towards the lodge and you'll see signs pointing you in the direction of...

    3 miles 270 ft gain

  • Backpack to White Rocks in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

    Cumberland Gap National Historic Park encompasses more than 20,000 acres of mountainous terrain spread out across Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The park offers miles of trails and many historic curiosities, including the actual saddle where p...

    6.4 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to the Sand Caves

    After a 2.5 mi hike up the Ewing Trail, you will reach the Ridge Trail. Go left for approximately 1 mi until you reach a landing for horses. Another 0.25 mi down the trail, you will encounter some steep wooden steps as well as several slippery bou...

    8 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike to White Rocks

    Starting at the Ewing Trailhead, in Ewing, VA, you will meander up the ridge for about 2.5 mi before meeting up with Ridge Trail. The ascent is approximately 1500 ft up the side of the majestic White Rock Ridge. Mud, loose rocks, and some very ste...

    6 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Explore Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

    This park is small but has about 8.5 miles of hiking trails. I hiked section of the Wilderness Trail and section of the Boone Trace trail. Visited the Defeated Camp Burial Grounds and spent a good amount of time in the pioneer museum looking at al...

  • Hike to Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO HAVE A 4WD VEHICLE OR ALL WHEEL DRIVE.  The road to the trail-head can be very dangerous at times because of mud and debris, because of this an all wheel drive at least is very useful if you only have a 2WD car or truck I sug...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Photograph and Swim at Elrod Falls

    Elrod Falls is a great place to cool off in a cool clear river stream. It is located near a very small town in East Tennessee and is a great secluded place if you want to get away from people. When you get to the area you will see signs for it on ...

  • Hike to Dog Slaughter Falls

    Getting There When headed towards Cumberland Falls State Resort Park on Kentucky-90, watch for a gravel forest service road on the right (FS-195).  The Dog Slaughter Falls trail has two trail-heads along this road. The first one is about 0.8 miles...

    2.2 miles 195 ft gain

  • Hike to Pinnacle Knob Fire Tower

    The trial-head for this hike had a very small parking area but there is some extra parking on down the road where you can park then walk to the start. The trail starts relatively flat with a small incline. As you go on it climbs slowly until you r...

    1 miles 400 ft gain

  • Photograph the Maynardville Fire Tower

    The maynardville fire tower is one that anyone can go too since you can drive straight to the base of it. From the base however there are about 100 steep stairs to the top. On the way up you will need to be extra careful because it is very old and...

  • Hike to Eagle Falls, Cumberland Falls SRP

    Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs. Rated easy to moderate, this hike does have lots of stairs. Along the way to Eagle Falls you will pass one of the best views of Cumberland Falls. Part of the lower trail may at times be m...

    1.9 miles 541 ft gain

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