Pinnacle Overlook

Pinnacle Overlook (HMNZS)

Location: Middlesboro, KY 40965 Bell County
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N 36° 36.389', W 83° 39.996'

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We started just as the sun began to gild the tops of the high mountains. We ascended Cumberland Mountain, from the top of which the bright luminary of the day appeared to our view in all his rising glory; the mists dispersed and the floating clouds hasted away at his appearing. This is the famous Cumberland Gap...
Journal of James Smith, 1792

Know before you go
During a thunderstorm move away from the overlook. Lighting strikes here often.
Don't leave valuables visible in vehicles.
Stay on trails to avoid injury. Shortcuts start erosion.
Watch out for snakes. Rocks provide great habitat for copperheads and rattlesnakes.
Don't write on rocks or handrails.
Leave what you find here for others to enjoy.

Follow the paved paths to the overlook, and stay on the trail. Parents with strollers and wheelchair users can reach the overlook without running into steps by using the accessible trail.

Short Hikes from Here
Fort McCook - * 0.8 mile (1.3 km) downhill 600 feet (180 m)
Sugar Run / Lewis Hollow Intersection - * 1.9 miles (3 km)

Long Hikes from Here
Hensley Settlement - * 12 miles (19 km)
White Rocks - * 19 miles (30 km)
* One-way distance
Backcountry permits are required if you plan to camp at designated sites along the way. Let someone know your hiking plans before you go.
Remember, Pinnacle Road is locked at sundown.
Placed ByCumberland Gap National Historical Park - National Park Service - Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 261494 N 4054530
Decimal Degrees36.60648333, -83.66660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 36.389', W 83° 39.996'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 36' 23.34" N, 83° 39' 59.76" W
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Area Code(s)423, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1603 Pinacle Rd, Middlesboro KY 40965, US
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