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Cummins Falls State Park

1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Take your time and enjoy this amazing place! Where sturdy water shoes & swimming attire. Please leave NO TRACE, we packed out 4 bags of trash!

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north_alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We decided to hike to these falls after reading various write ups about them. Arrived fairly early Monday morning and the parking lot was empty. Opted to first hike the overlook trail which the literature claimed was 1/2 mile long. It was the shortest 1/2 mile we had ever walked. So we decided to try the downstream trail to the... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is the newest state park. Nice parking area. Swimming hole after a hike. Be careful the hike is steep and you can easily slip. Not for the out of shape ! Hiking shoes needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We love Cummins falls! Absolutely stunning when you get to the bottom. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get to the bottom of the falls and back up before it gets dark. Since becoming a state park they have removed the rope that allowed a short cut to the bottom and I definitely wouldn't recommend trying to do... More 

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were on our way to Standing Stone State Park when we saw a sign for Cummins Falls State Park. Glad we took the side trip to visit. It was an easy hike, and the falls were beautiful. It was a beautiful day, and the people we met on the trail were very nice. You don't need a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The falls at Cummins are incredibly beautiful and worth the trip by themselves. The park is not highly developed yet, I assume due to the fact that the land was not turned into a State Park until 2011. The overlook path was an easy walk through beautiful fall foliage. We did not go to the bottom of the falls as... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This park is relatively new, and everything is still in great condition. The trails were well done, and the view of the falls was great. Unfortunately, there is not necessarily a "trail" to the bottom of the falls, so much as you end up hiking upstream through the river. Also, it's a good distance away from the interstate, so prepare... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I used to live in Cookeville and visited most of the nearby parks and trails; however, I had never made it Cummins Falls. My family made the drive from the interstate, hoping to get some fresh air and do some good exploring. We were not disappointed. The drive to the park is typical - fairly secluded but still easy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The hike to the falls was strenuous but worth the challenge. I just wish the weather had been warmer so we could have gone swimming when we got to the falls. Wear good shoes or better yet, sandals such as Chaco's, to get through the strenuous sections of the trail and stream-crossing necessary to get to the falls. The downstream... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a neat beautiful park tucked away from the average tourist. I have lived in Tennessee all my life and never knew it was there until recently. It is very rustic with walking paths that are not your average park path. The path down to the falls itself is a pretty good climb but well worth the effort if you... More 

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