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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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Kingston, Tennessee
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135 reviews 135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Hanover, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

A local told us about this place. Went in April. Still too cool to swim. Neat rope bridge over water. Great place to bring lunch and hike around.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a great morning at the falls last weekend! The hike there and back is really pretty and the falls are gorgeous! The water is cold...but refreshing. We will be back.

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Madison, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Falls are a great retreat from Nashville, We enjoyed the strenuous hike down and Yes back up but it's worth it, like stepping back in time.This is a pretty rough hike in some areas for elderly & children, be prepared with proper footwear, Keens or such, bring a picnic lunch and leave the area as clean or cleaner than... More

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