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Cummins Falls State Park

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Address: 1225 Cummins Mill Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501-8981
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+1 931-261-3471

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Wonderful Swimming Hole

This is a great place to go swimming at! At the base of the falls is a blue hole that attracts many visitors! The only thing between you and the blue hole is the hike. The hike... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go swimming at! At the base of the falls is a blue hole that attracts many visitors! The only thing between you and the blue hole is the hike. The hike isn't bad until you start going down toward the stream. It becomes a switchback trail at that point. Once you get to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Between business appointments we took some time out to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The trail was easy and the view of the water falls absolutely amazing. We enjoyed total solitude and peacefulness. A great place to unwind and do a little hiking.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you come on a holiday, there will be A LOT of people here. It's nice and the hike is fun since you have to go through water to get to the falls. There is also a huge swimming hole at the bottom of the falls, which everyone comes for. Having lived near it all my life, I have thought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Be prepared for a moderate hike over rocks and through water at points. I think it's about 1.5 miles. Know that the steepest parts are up and down into the riverbed. Don't fret, all sorts of people rest along the way because it's strenuous if you're not used to a steep hike. The area is just beautiful. Gigantic boulders pepper... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My boys (ages 11 and 13) drove two hours to see this beautiful spot. It did not disappoint! The hike to the waterfall is downhill, through a creek, across the river, and through narrow trails. Water shoes with good traction is a must. The walk to the waterfall took us half an hour; carry what you need but not more.... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is such a nice park! My fiancée and I came here back in September for a hike and it was definitely worth the stop. There's plenty of parking and the paths are easily marked. The hike is really nice and very scenic. We didn't get a chance to explore the falls themselves since we didn't have proper footwear and... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to hike and see some great scenery and water falls. I want to go back when it is warmer to take a swim at the base of the falls.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Yes I understand it takes some effort to get to the bottom of the falls. However it's worth it in many ways. This park let's you get back to nature and gives one time to relax. Be prepared to get a little wet.

Thank rdad8079
Erwin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Be prepared to walk up river if you wish to wade. This is not a quick venture. You can see the falls very well from the upper overlook.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Come to visit Cookeville, you will be within less than an hour travel to Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls, Virgin Falls, Fall Creek Falls, less than thirty minutes you can be at Center Hill Lake! A little more than an hour there is Dale Hollow Lake, Pickett State Park, Big Southfork National Park!!!! You will not regret it!

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