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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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This is an awesome place, and would be more enjoyable if you come prepared. You need to know that your feet are going to get wet and you are going to hike on a steep trail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome place, and would be more enjoyable if you come prepared. You need to know that your feet are going to get wet and you are going to hike on a steep trail. These are not bad things, just be prepared. you also may want to bring swimwear as there is a nice place at the falls... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

First, thank you for taking the time to look into this amazing adventure that you're about to get yourself into! You are already ahead of 90% of the people who head out to Cummins Falls. This is, without a doubt, the best 1 mile hikes in TN. Let me start with, do not, under any circumstances, wear flip-flops - ever.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Key word: Hike We had people in our group wear regular sandals and although they made it, it was less than ideal. Follow the advice of everyone here on TripAdvisor and wear shoes designed for steep and/or slippery terrain. I'd guess that the regular route is about a mile down to the river and then another 1 mile or so... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Be sure to wear some sturdy water shoes. Lots of rock climbing to get to swimming pool at base of falls. Well worth the cold water walk. Rated top 10 swimming holes in the U.S., hard to believe was once privately owned for over 100 years.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I went to the falls this weekend for our first time. We read many of the reviews and still somehow underestimated the "shoes" advice. The first day I wore Bernie Mev shoes and my husband wore a mesh boat shoe. The second we started our hike in the river our shoes were falling off. So the second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you love waterfalls you'll love this one. Especially because you can climb up it and get close to the falls. Take shoes you can get wet. You'll be walking over rocks if you want to get to the bottom. Walking without shoes was terrible so we just gave up and got our shoes wet. there's an overlook trail. If... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was introduced to Cummins Falls in 2014, and it was beautiful. I still haven't seen the falls in full force, but it is def. worth a trip there!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful but not for the physically inactive because you have to walk a long way to get to the water and then even farther to get to the falls. Its a beautiful area and there were a TON of people there visiting the day we went. Wear good shoes that can get wet and walk over rocks and up hills.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a must do if you are within a 1 1/2 hour drive. You need to be prepared to get wet though. Pack a towel and change of footwear Proper footwear is needed flip flops will not work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I am 59 years old. I went with my wife a year younger and another couple about the same age as I. We were very careful with our shoes and the things that we took. The trail is a little rough but that is half of the fun. I recommend a walking stick for sure and good water shoes old... More 

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