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Cummins Falls State Park

1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Scenery was fantastic but the walk to falls was difficult. Restaurant food and pricing was very good. Picnic areas, camping available, hiking and much more. Very impressed.

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First, we didn't go all the way to the falls. We took the Overlook trail to the Downstream to the Shortcut back to the parking lot. Trails were packed dirt with little rock & roots 2-4ft wide, mild inclines, so maybe the hard part is closer to the river? The falls but didn't seem enticing to be willing to walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The 8-hour round trip drive from Atlanta is worth it to enjoy “nature” and take a dip in the natural pool! We left at 8 EST in the morning from Atlanta and reached Cookeville, TN in 4 hours. Had a nice lunch and reached the state park at about 12:30 CST. The hike to "Downstream" was about 45 minutes and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The park is relatively new, easy to find, nice restroom facilities and parking, but that's about it. The two picnic benches are kinda over near the edge of the woods, and it was definitely more than .60 mile to the falls. But overall a nice little hike. Definitely plan on getting your feet wet, and need to wear sturdy shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I read about it before I went. Take hiking boots and water shoes. Walking stick came in handy. I am a bit over weight and not in good shape. It was strenuous for me and my best friend but people were nice and informative and the falls felt great. Plenty of room. Come prepared. We saw kids walking in flip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A must see, be careful hiking to Falls and back = BRING A CAMERA IN A "WATERPROOF BAG " . - I would suggest that this is most suitable for people between the ages of 14 and 45.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a hike but it is totaly doable and well worth the effort. At the first trail signs it says Waterfall Overlook and Downstream Shortcut take the shortcut it is the easier and shorter trail. It is a decent trail before you get down to the river there are 2 ropes as the last little portion is steep and... More

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited Cummins Falls State Park today. We took the overlook trail which is .6 miles one way up and down all the way. They have done an excellent job of making an overlook for the falls. It is a beautiful falls and has a great pool for swimming just below it. The downside is the hike down and back.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stumbled across Cummins Falls on our way home from camping at Standing Stone. We had no idea what were were in for but at the end of a very short hike we were treated to a feast for the eyes. The falls were gorgeous and had we been better prepared I imagine the swimming hole was just a nice.... More

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Kingston, Tennessee
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26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful not to tough to get to waterfalls. During a day trip to Cookeville we saw the signs for Cummins falls and decided to check it out. Hardly anyone there and got some great pictures.

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