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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
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Beautiful, but be cautious & well prepared!

Today, one of best friends and I visited Cummins Falls. We're not avid hikers, but we do enjoy the outdoors. We had found Cummins Falls online, and I had also heard about it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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La Vergne, Tennessee
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La Vergne, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Today, one of best friends and I visited Cummins Falls. We're not avid hikers, but we do enjoy the outdoors. We had found Cummins Falls online, and I had also heard about it through word of mouth. Being a person who likes to plan and know what I'm getting myself into, I certainly did my research, before venturing to the... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

After reading many reviews about the hike to the falls, I was nervous about it. I was worried that I would not be in good enough shape to make it. I decided I would give it my best shot anyway. I am female, 52, overweight, do not exercise regularly and am scared of heights. I made the hike with no... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful area....but be prepared to do some "hearty" hiking...including across water, rocks etc. for those with knee, hip, back,problems may not be a place you can get to. If you are young...for for it....it is impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This park was by far the most beautiful state park I've seen! It makes you feel so small. Few tips: -WEAR old shoes you don't mind wearing in water, or water shoes. A lot of the walking is on bigger rocks and through water. We took our shoes off, and our feet were killing us by the end. -WEAR your... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of the Top 10 Waterfalls in the US, prepared to be dazzled. It's a tough hike down the trail (and somewhat dangerous when wet). When you reach the bottom, you'll have to hike and equal distance back to the waterfall. Bring a picnic lunch and wear strong shoes. I wore sneakers and managed. You will be hiking through the... More 

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking falls but swimming is dangerous here. Not an easy hike either. Wear shoes suitable for hiking not flip flops and don't try to bring a stroller. Too dangerous for small children. If you just want to see the falls it is a short walk to the lookout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A group of friends and I went this past Saturday to Cummins Falls for the first time. It was about an hour and a half drive from Nashville. It was incredible and cant wait to go back. TIPS: Go early. Park opens at 8. We got there at 9 and it was pretty empty. By the time we left around... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What was once a locals-only secret swimming hole on private property has been purchased by the state and opened-up to the public. No admission fees, no frills, just raw natural beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We didn't feel we were up to the "rugged" hike to the falls' bottom, but the view from the overlook is just fine. Like many falls in our area, these cascade from a carved "bowl" to a pool that swimmers of all ages can enjoy.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A went on a Saturday, sunny and in the 90's. The place was packed! The hike to the falls takes about 45 minutes-1 hour, depending on your speed. Wear water shoes/Hiking sandals! Or just expect that whatever you wear will get wet. Part of the walk entails hiking in a shallow river with a rocky bottom. It will be much... More 

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville

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