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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Byrdstown, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Really nice hike to go all the way to the bottom of falls, or just a short hike if you just want to see the waterfall. Really gorgeous place. Whole family loves it.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Dad is 89 and his "baby brothers" are 88 and 86 so their mobility is somewhat limited. I had told dad about this beautiful natural attraction and when his brothers came from Arizona and Texas to visit he wanted them to see it. When we arrived at the entrance to the drive that takes you down to the falls overlook... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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 via mobile

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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