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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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Beautiful hidden gem

This is a must see place tucked away in a small town! The hike isn't too bad. Once you get to the falls you will be glad that you sweat it out, and walked to this beautiful place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Clarksville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Trails are very rugged. The swimming hole is very dangerous. To many drownings. Parents bring life vest for kids and adults. Must take plenty of water, snacks and water shoes is best. Hike is 3.5 miles in and 3.5 out- If you have heart condition or some physical limitations than this hike to the falls can be dangerous. Locals want... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to the falls yesterday. I went with my friend and her family...I also had my son. We enjoyed the hike but when we arrived at the falls a young man (21 yrs old) had drown and the people were doing CPR. My friend and I assisted until the medical team arrived. This young man was strong looking and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must see place tucked away in a small town! The hike isn't too bad. Once you get to the falls you will be glad that you sweat it out, and walked to this beautiful place.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome Falls to see, they are very close to where we live, so that makes it special to me. The fire road is good for those who need simple walking with room to move around (strollers,wheelchairs, ect.) .They have a lookout though in my opinion it needs improvement because it's a little steep without proper steps, so you have to... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Cummins Falls because we saw the Internet site about it. Even the Tennessee State Park guide book that lists all the parks said the descent to the bottom was scenic and gentle. Here's what I found: This park is the 3rd newest park in the Tennessee State Park system, designated in 2012. The 2 newest were designated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The falls were well worth the hike down to the river bed and upstream to the falls. Expect to get your feet wet. You have to wade upstream in places.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great little hike to a beautiful waterfall/swimming hole. Be prepared for your shoes to get wet there is no way around it if you're going all the way to the falls. Oh and bring a lunch or snacks for the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The hike wasnt easy, but it was so worth it! As a family with young children and teenagers and being over weight, this hike was not long, just difficult in some areas. The rocks get bigger so it's hard on knees and the back towards the falls area. Plan on walking in the water to get to it. We packed... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I went to the falls 2 days ago with a friend and my child. I had tried to figure out via the parks website how much of a hike that we would have,but it wasn't very helpful. I should have known to check here first! The most important things that you need to know: wear some form of shoe that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The trail and and falls were really nice. Unfortunately, we didn't come prepared to cross the water to reach the falls, but still had a great view and hike.

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Address: Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville

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