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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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This is described as "primitive". If you're from the south or any place this side of the Rocky Mountains, then you need to listen up and heed the warnings posted everywhere. You... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is described as "primitive". If you're from the south or any place this side of the Rocky Mountains, then you need to listen up and heed the warnings posted everywhere. You are putting your life in danger (well, more than the usual hold my beer and hey y'all watch this stuff). If you're from somewhere where men are men,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the winding small country roads way out to the middle of nowhere and found this state park..It is free and you just park and start walking..There is a trail map on display but nothing that describes how rigorous or long the hike is...Our first clue was the youth of most of the other hikers..Turns out its a 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Watch out for the slipper rocks. I dsw alot of people in flip-flops but I wouldnt recommend them. Water shoes or sneakers would be better. Great hike to tge waterfall. Not to strenuous but its a nice hiketo see the waterfall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive was worth it. We hiked the shorter downstream trail. 1/4 mile to the water was pretty steep. We had water shoes which made the walk up the stream easier. There are no restrooms or structures by the falls but plenty of rocks and ledges around the pool (pond). Very enjoyable and worked off a lot of energy up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous. Don't expect an easy time, as even the more gentle route involves a lot of effort, but SO WORTH IT. The view is absolutely amazing once you reach the falls. We chose the overlook as the water level was high and there were signs warning us not to swim, but this was for our safety more than anything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very crowded on a Saturday. Wished we had gone during the week. Park provides life jackets. Kids had a blast. Hike back is very steep.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk towards the falls, the anticipation builds! You can hear the falls, but can't see them until you are almost upon them. But be ready, because one you see the first glimpse, Cummins Falls will take your breath away! The hike in isn't too bad if you have the right shoes. Sandals and flip flops just aren't going... More 

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great hike all the way around thanks to all the reviews we read. Strap on water shoes are preferable and don't just waste the hike up to the falls. Get in the water and enjoy finding the minnows, fish, crabs n eeks, saw a few snakes but they were more interested in getting away from me. Phew! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my 2 year old son. We loved it! Be ready to walk, but the hike is easy and worth it. The view is AMAZING. The water was perfect after a long walk. We enjoyed our lunch on a picninc area under the shadow of trees. There was a lot of fishes that my son enjoyed.I am definitely... More 

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Sikeston, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an amazing trip.. Please read the review... DO NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS... unless toe wedgies, falling, and blowing out your flip flop is something you want. Also be ready to carry any small children. I wouldn't say the walk was horrible, but I wouldn't take my 4 year niece or my 82 year old grandma.. You have to... More 

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