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Cummins Falls State Park

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Dickson, Tennessee, United States
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Dickson, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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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Houston, Texas
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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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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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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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