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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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Best swimming hole in the state

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... read more

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

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I have written a review of this fall b4. it is titled Beauty is in the eye. I still maintain all that I wrote b4. However the weather channel has listed this fall as the number one natural swimming hole in Tennessee. This is entirely subjective to an individuates opinion. however my wife and i placed the following on her... More 

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Dickson, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I checked the website for Cummins Falls State Park numerous times before our much anticipated trip on March 21, 2015. The site pictures show a beautiful waterfall with much activity around the base of the falls. It is advertised as one of the "top swimming holes in the United States". (Obviously, I did not plan to swim in March!) However,... More 

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Purcell, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Pretty falls, but getting to the bottom requires some effort. We arrived a cold February day to a parking lot with two cars. Talking with one of the other parties that day we were told the trail to the base of the falls crosses the river twice. We started out by hiking to the top overlook and then went on... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is really fun and gorgeous to see! But everything I read before I went told me you just cross through ankle high water once on your way to the actual falls, but we crossed through mid-thigh high waters that were fairly strong at points, so keep in mind the time of year you go. Really great place to hangout... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The trails are clean and the waterfalls are always nice. The Fall is the best time to visit these falls the leaves are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great place to rest now refresh your mind from The city greatwalking trails easy to have a good day with nature

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A nice hike with an amazing reward! Cummins is one of the few falls you can actually get in and swim! As with any waterfall, it can be dangerous so if you have kids keep your eyes on them or if you're not a strong swimmer please be careful! The park doesn't allow floats and the rangers present will tell... More 

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