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Cummins Falls State Park

390 Cummins Falls Lane, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-261-3471
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The drive to get to the park was beautiful and only about twenty minutes from downtown Cookeville... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Luci H
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Amazing! Fun for everyone...and FREE!

Best hike I've ever been on. Make sure you come prepared with old sneakers, no flip-flops...I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Schmoopsie-poo A
St. Petersburg, Florida
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390 Cummins Falls Lane, Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-261-3471

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The drive to get to the park was beautiful and only about twenty minutes from downtown Cookeville. The walk to the overlook for the waterfall is approximately 3/4 of a mile and all uphill and downhill walking paths. When you get to the actual overlook...More

1  Thank Luci H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best hike I've ever been on. Make sure you come prepared with old sneakers, no flip-flops...I REPEAT...NO FLIP-FLOPS! WE HAD WATER SHOES AND REALLY NEEDED SNEAKERS. Very unique hike-half mile walking through a river to get to the falls. Beautiful swimming hole at the falls...More

1  Thank Schmoopsie-poo A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here 3 times: 1st in the early fall and walked to the overlook, then last summer we went down the trail to the river, but didn't walk to the falls as we didn't have proper footwear and waited too late in the day...More

2  Thank ladybd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have done this hike with my 5 year old and 8 month old (in a backpack). My 5 year old had no problems until we got to the falls then I had to hold her hand cause there's many big rocks to crawl over. Bring...More

2  Thank dredre83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just stopped by Cummins Mill State Park the other day. There's a brand-new General Store just across from the entrance. They've only been open about one month but they're building a campground with tent sites and RV sites. They're also offering a tent rental...More

2  Thank coppermaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a little adventure but don't want to be totally out there then this hike is for you! Beautiful trails and fallls. Be forewarned though- you will have to cross the creek some if you want to get to the bottom of the...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attempted the trail that goes to the falls, but turned back when we got to the river, and did the overlook trail instead. That trail was much easier and we got a great view of the falls. We were there on a Saturday, and...More

2  Thank Saluga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very simple park, with a few hiking trails and a bathroom. The falls themselves are spectacular, worth a short hike. Did not go down to gorge level, due to physical limitations

1  Thank CaliCyan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we made it all the way to the falls by criss crossing the river several times we saw a lifeguard on duty and about 50 life jackets on a pole if you wanted one The currents were strong in the pool and a young...More

1  Thank mpeacock_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband I visited cummins falls this past Sunday. First of all the bathrooms their were disgusting. The hike to the falls wasn't that bad, the fenced area you can barely see the falls. Only room for one person at a time. Best part was...More

1  Thank Wkupiper
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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.
19 May 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?
9 April 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.
25 March 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