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Wilderness Road Heritage Highway

The 94-mile byway traces and interprets the migration of early pioneers and explorers through the Cumberland Gap and the subsequent development of Kentucky's nationally renowned folk art and country music heritage. Areas of interest include Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, which offers panoramic views of the Appalachians, as well as Berea, the "Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of Kentucky."

Start and Endpoint: Byway follows US 25E for 30 miles through Middlesboro and Pineville to the junction with KY 229 just north of Barbourville, then north on KY 229 for 21 miles to the junction with US 25 in London, and then north on US 25 through Laurel and Rockcastle counties to Berea in Madison County.

For further information, contact: Southern & Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association

Wilderness Road Map