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Cummins Falls State Park

1225 Cummins Mill Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501-8981
+1 931-261-3471
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Love the trails and the beauty of the falls it's an easy hike and very easy to get to the top. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael S
Cookeville, Tennessee
via mobile
Expect to cross the water

It was beautiful but we didn't realize we'd have to cross the river to get to the falls. Once you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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1225 Cummins Mill Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501-8981
+1 931-261-3471

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the trails and the beauty of the falls it's an easy hike and very easy to get to the top. The rocks are very slippery so careful when stepping. Its great For adults but it doesn't hold a child's interest very long.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was beautiful but we didn't realize we'd have to cross the river to get to the falls. Once you get to the falls area you can swim. It was also crowded. Still enjoyed to trip. Don't forget a backpack with water.

Thank Kmlkv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Cummins Falls was a delight despite the rugged terrain. The falls are beautiful and the swimming hole large. Get to g down below the falls is not for the faint of heart. A step hill, easily traversed you g down, is a bit daunting...More

Thank Bankerbroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small park in Tennessee. Short hike to see the falls overlook . Nice little walk in the woods I think maybe is 1 mile round trip

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would probably rate this park a 6/10 for difficulty. There is quite a bit of climbing rocks and crossing the water. But so beautiful when you get there. Watch out for snakes!

Thank Jenniferleigh95
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We went here after a walk around Nashville. Nice to get away from a noisy city. Be aware that unless you just want to see the falls from an overview (10 min walk), you will need to walk about 40 minutes and you will need...More

Thank Jens S
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Super hard to find due to it it not being well marked. Beautiful overlook with amazing views and a lower water access. A bit of a walk so wear appropriate footwear. Trail is a bit rugged and not stroller or handicap accessible.

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Don't make this hike on a hot day without your swimsuit, you would be missing out. The hike isn't too difficult, maybe 45 minutes max one way, over moderate terrain. Expect to have to wade some to get to the swimming hole, so either bring...More

Thank jbskibum
Reviewed April 6, 2017

After wandering around Cookeville for a while and getting less than helpful directions from clerks who do not speak native English, I finally found my way to hwy 290 and found a small sign for the falls a few miles out of town, and then...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed April 6, 2017

check it out, a must see, this is a very fun waterfall area, take your bathing suit, visit in the summer.

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Tara R
My husbands mother is wanting to get the family together and go this weekend for her mothers day. None of us have ever been here before so i dont know what to expect.. But im 18 weeks pregnant and out of shape.. I was wondering if i should be ok going and doing this hike. I definatly do not want to stress my body out and cause harm to my baby.
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
The hardest part about Cummins Falls is actually finding rhe park. The hike to the falls overlook is about half a mile with one downhill and up the other side right after the parking lot then a gradual incline through the... More
Amanda G
We will be camping nearby on Saturday night but can't check into our site until 3pm. Can we park our RV in the cummins falls parking lot while we hike and explore the falls?
April 9, 2017|
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Response from claude_monnier | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The park has a fairly small parking lot, so you might be better off calling them and ask for a suggestion. They may have a maintenance parking lot where you could park your rig. On week-ends, the park is quite... More
Is the park road handicap accessible for an electric scooter. I use an electric scooter but need a hard surface....not a gravel surface.
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
There are many waterfalls around Cookevile (Cummins, Burgess), all along the Cumberland plateau, the Smokies, and Eastern TN, but very few are directly accessible by hard surface. In fact, the only one I know of is Laurel... More