Cummins Falls State Park, Cookeville

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#16 of 104 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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  • Pulling into the park I didn't think the drive out out here out here was worth it, but after walking the trail to he outlook it definitely was. Plan to go back for the other trail soon. Didn't see either mill so that will be a further expedition. Did find quite a few fossils along the shore. The bottom of the falls looks like a great place to swim. And surprisingly for it being winter the water wasn't too cold. It ranks the eighth largest fall by volume and flows well in the winter considering other falls are drizzling or not even flowing this time of year.
  • Beautiful park. Follow the main path and GET THERE EARLY! The park closes well before dark (in the summer) and can also close due to weather hazards. Monitor their website. Its a great resource!
  • Well marked trails. The first part of the hike is easy-going. The decent down to get to the swimming hole has stairs for easier travel.
  • The fall's are beautiful. The hiking trails are well maintained. They recently installed split rail fencing along many trails. Great place for exploring.
  • Had a great day with the family here. We took our 11, 9, and 2 yr old. I will say that we will not take our 2 yr old again but he did make the hike and he did walk 90 percent. There's life jackets a park ranger and it was beautiful. If you do not normally hike this is a little tough. To experienced hikers it is easy. Would def go again .

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