Cummins Falls State Park, Cookeville

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#15 of 119 in Nature in Tennessee
Cummins Falls State Park is a 211acre state park located northwest of Cookeville in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its namesake, Cummins Falls, is a 75ft waterfall, which is located on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River. The park was purchased and created by the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation in 2011.ActivitiesPicnicking, hiking, and fishing may be done at Cummins Falls State Park.
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  • OK, I am not much of a hiker, with 2 bad knees. I was a bit apprehensive taking this adventure. The well laid out pathways were not too challenging. The walk is long and steep in some places. It was a...  more »
  • Very small water fall, nice little hike to see it, wouldn't recommend it for anyone with physical disability.  more »
  • Marked trails manicured and clean. Slippery rocks and water are on the river path to the falls. Not too strenuous for the average hiker. Wide paths down to the river. Fun hike with the family. My 10 y...  more »
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  • Cummins falls is a gem. A short hike over steep terrain through the Forrest gets you overlook views or even to a great swimming hole at the base of the falls. Wear good shoes for hiking, and take water shoes with you if you plan to get wet. Also take water to drink! Consider visiting in the off season when it's cooler and leaves are off the trees for better views.
  • Great water fall, cool place to get off the trail and explore as well. The campsite there is very down to earth family owned and operated. It's a very cool spot for the family or an adventure of any sort.
  • Absolutely beautiful. Tough terrian. Think about what you are taking down. Some areas you need both hands. But definitely best waterfall I have been too. Been twice.
  • We got most of the way down the trail to the bottom of the falls. It is rough but it was also cold and we didn't want to get soaked. Great views though!
  • Water shoes are a must! I brought my 6 year old and 14 year old boys with me. Be prepared for quite the walk getting back there. Slippery rocks and deep water in areas. Walking sticks help too. When you are almost to the falls there are some pretty big wet rocks you have to maneuver though. Head out early so you can stay and swim a while. I had a back pack with towels,water( which they inspect) and a few snacks. The walk is worth the view when you get there. They also have people back there in case of an emergency. ENJOY!!
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