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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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Awesome day trip!

This is a great day trip. The scenery is beautiful. The trails are well cleared. The hike in is great, you get your exercise and beautiful scenery all at once. The waterfall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Euless, Texas
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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great day trip. The scenery is beautiful. The trails are well cleared. The hike in is great, you get your exercise and beautiful scenery all at once. The waterfall area is great. Nice places to swim and cool off or you can lay out on the large rocks and take in some sun. Best of all it's... More 

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Mount Erie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very pretty waterfall. A little rough hike to falls for older person but manageable. Need trails marked better. Person had fallen there right before we arrived. More of a younger persons place.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Just starting my adventure & visiting waterfalls, I have been to a few and this one is the toughest to hike yet. It isn't quite that it is tough as much more dangerous than others I have been to. The state parks have done an excellent job on maintaining the trails at others I have visited, yet this one seems... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were unsure which trail to take to go down to the Waterfall and swimming area but you take it down and walk the river to get to the Falls. Definitely worth the hike down. Wear water shoes as you are crossing the riverbed and will step on a lot of rocks. Beaitul and relaxing!

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The trails here were well maintained and clearly marked. The walk to the falls was moderate and the falls are very scenic. The trash bins were all full when I was there and there was a lot of loose stuff blowing around the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A short 90 minute drive from Nashville, Cummins Falls was a great day trip. The trail is well maintained, but the second half is in and long the river. So definitely bring river shoes and take your time. I am thankful for other reviews that advised packing light, there were some miserable looking parents carrying children, dogs, and various accouterments.... More 

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Metropolis Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Can't wait to go back and do some more exploring with the hiking girlfriends! We explored multiple waterfalls within a short distance from Cookeville TN.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great short hikes take you quickly to the falls and around them. The swimming hole at the bottom has been rated internationally as one of the best places to take a dip - try it when the weather gets hot!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Loved this place so much!! We took the faster more difficult trial which we hiked in our regular sneakers. It was challenging and water crossing but we managed. The best part is that when you reach the waterfall you can go swimming, and by then you're sweaty so you need it! I've traveled all over and I must say this... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We hiked to the top of the falls and then went down to the creek. Love the improvements that are being made to the area. Wear some good tennis shoes and not flip flops.

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