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Cummins Falls State Park

1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I saw this state park in a Trip Advisor email!! It was halfway for me and my family in another state so we went! We drove to the falls in bathing suits and flip flops thinking we would just... be there! Much to our surprise we had a treacherous hike ahead of us. All told, I believe it was about... More

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Tennessee
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Luckily, some passers-by told us ( we are seniors) that the path to the bottom is rough, and steep, and that perhaps we should go to the overlook. That was wise indeed. It was a beautiful walk, and just challenging enough. Oh to be young enough to go into that glorious swimming hole. We will take the grand-kids when they... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While driving home after being out on a long road trip, I stopped for gas and didn't even know what city I was in. But started talking to the gas station attendant about the sign I had seen for Burgess Falls, and he suggested that I should visit Cummins Falls State Park, that it was worth it to stop by... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a gorgeous place!! There was a place at the top you could go lookout onto the falls. Then there is a downstream trail. After hiking to the very top to see it you hike all the way downstream. This trail is kind of dangerous if you're not young. There aren't many guard rails. Really glad I didn't go... More

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This park hosts a natural swimming pool with amazing waterfalls. The hike is about 3 miles round trip. Parts of the hike are difficulty as you have to go down steep hills while holding onto a rope. Also there isn't a specific trail to the natural pool and it requires hiking on rocks and wading through water. My family and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The hike to and from the falls is a bit of a challenge, but worth it. You must cross through 2 areas of water which are about a foot to a foot and a half deep with extremely slippery rocks. There are no signs to lead you to the falls. Thank goodness there were other people going and coming so... More

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