Wilderness Road Heritage Highway

Department of Transportation.

The Wilderness Road Heritage Highway is an important historic route and was crucial in the West's settlement and during the Civil War. Today places like Cumberland Gap National Historic Park preserve that history. The route also leads to Renfro Valley, the famous country music venue, as well as Berea, Kentucky's crafts capitol.


Getting to the Byway:

Lexington, KY
* Take I-75 south to Berea. * Get on KY-21 and go east to US-25 where the byway begins.

Navigating the Byway:
* Begin at the Tennessee/Kentucky border on US25E southeast of Middlesboro, KY. * Drive northeast on US25E. * Follow US25E for 30 miles through Middlesboro and Pineville until the junction with KY229 just north of Barbourville. * Drive north on KY229 for 21 miles to the junction with US25 in London. * Go north on US25 through Laurel and Rockcastle counties until reaching Berea in Madison County. * The byway ends at the intersection of US25 and Boone St. in Berea, KY.

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