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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501-8981
Phone Number: 9312613471
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Day at the falls

Absolutely breathtaking! The water was pristine and paths were well taken care of. Would like the paths to be labeled better.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Belinda K
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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Lebanon, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking! The water was pristine and paths were well taken care of. Would like the paths to be labeled better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting our son in Nashville and looking for something different, this was it! Nice shady trails to the river and rugged, rocky water walk to the falls. The hike was 3 miles but not easy, this trail is not for everyone. The scenery is just gorgeous with many photo ops.

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STANFORD, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit here was the absolute best hike we've ever been on. It wasn't as strenuous as we expected, but it was incredibly fun. We will make the 2 1/2 hour drive every year from now on- perhaps more than once a year even. What a wonderful day!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place! Yes, it does get super crowded during the summer months, but it's not unbearable. I did my research and knew that a portion of the hike would require being in the river. So, I wore tennis shoes for the first part of the hike, to the river bank and had water shoes to finish the hike.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Word of caution - This is not for elderly people or kids below the age of 5. The trail is not easy the stream has lots of slippery rocks and the waterfall itself is very slippery. Parking - The parking place was decent, we went on a Saturday afternoon and you still had places to park. Facilities – This is... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have gone to this beautiful natural attraction many times since living in TN. Beautiful and Well preserved. Come ready to hike and walk because lots of that is in the way to get to the water fall. Once You make it to the water fall its a huge reward after all the hiking. My personal opinión regarding children (0-4 )... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing to know is that you must hike through the water to get to the base of the waterfall and swim. If you are prepared and ready for this it is an amazing adventure and we had a great time. We had our two dogs with us and they also had a great time walking into the falls,... More 

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Thank Michael K
Madisonville, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would NOT recommend this for older adults or young kids. Do not go on a holiday.... we went labor day and it was PACKED with people. The paths are not made for 2 people. The paths was very narrow and only had a couple of handrails. The rocks are very slippery.

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Thank Babygurl1969
Bowling Green, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The male and female Park Rangers were on their phones when we hiked down to the falls and never looked up. They were still on their phones when we returned 3 hours later. Lots of trash around the falls and some on the trail. Also, someone had pooped on the floor in the bathroom. Fire these rangers and hire someone... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please do not give this amazing location low reviews because of self-unpreparedness. This is not a tourist attraction, and anyone coming here should do research before attempting the trail. It is not for those with bad knees or unsteady on their feet. Some parts, yes, you will have to get your feet wet and walk through the slippery rocks.This is... More 

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