Cummins Falls Trail

MODERATE
Cookeville, TN
Cummins Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cookeville, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles 255 feet Loop
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Cummins Falls is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Cookeville, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Brandon Binkley
31 minutes ago

7 Completed7 Reviews

Overcrowded, with a lot of riffraff. Awesome waterfall but not the place to go if you're looking to hike or enjoy a minute of peace and quiet.

Kathy K.
19 hours ago

The info posted above is totally inaccurate. This is a very rugged trail, not suitable for small children and dangerous for swimming. This info is posted at the park entrance so I can't believe the crowds of people who come unprepared for hiking with small children and babies! There are several points you have to cross rushing water to get to the falls. Also, it has become a party hangout for teens so the rangers have to do bag checks! For family outing go to Fall Creek Falls

Kathy K.
19 hours ago

Kathy K.
19 hours ago

the information above is totally inaccurate. This is a very rugged trail and they DO NOT RECCOMEND small children. This information is posted at park entrance! There have been several drownings and lots of accidents. Many people come ill prepared i.e. flipflops, or other non hiking clothing, small children and babies! You must cross water to get to the falls and rocks are slippery. If you are a hiker, this would be a great place if it weren't so crowded with these idiots who gave no business being there. If you want to swim with your kids, go to Fall Creek Falls where there are trails for all skill levels and a safer swimming area. They also provide life jackets.

Mindy Reininger
23 hours ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Amanda Houbre
1 day ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

The falls itself is beautiful; however way too crowded. There were a lot of high school and college kids acting immature which took away from the experience. Also just a lot of people who clearly weren't hikers or outdoorsy and just wanted to party. The only way I would consider going back is if I went right when the sun was coming up before people showed up...other than that I will not be returning. I enjoy serenity and peace when hiking and exploring and this was far from it. It was quite chaotic.

Jacklyn Hum
2 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Michelle Steighner
3 days ago

8 Completed9 Reviews

Beautiful fall... We only went to the overlook and we were so impressed that we have agreed that the next trip we will be prepared to go to the bottom. According to all of the write ups this is a more difficult hike and we did not have appropriate shoes, ect... Looking forward to the next trip. BTW the walk to the look out is really easy but the look out itself is very small no more than two people at a time.

Michelle Billings
6 days ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

We hike quite a bit and I would not consider this an easy trail. The trail includes narrow slippery spots going down the hill and walking over slippery rocks up the creek, exhausting and challenging for children. The falls is beautiful, but was more of a party scene than a family scene, lots of college students drinking, no joke. We will not be going back. We prefer the true nature hike that's less inhabited, not an overcrowded swimming hole.

Ryan Stahlbusch
6 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Good scenery for 18-... old guys enjoy tougher hikes w/ more visual rewards.

Brad E.
11 days ago

Great !

Stephenie Pippin
13 days ago

9 Completed3 Reviews

Good

Darcy Rowan
18 days ago

8 Completed4 Reviews

Deborah Baldwin
20 days ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

nice moderate trail. Bring or wear shoes you don't mind getting wet in the walk to the waterfall!

Stu Murray
27 days ago

9 Completed3 Reviews

Lots of fun.

Amy Fly-Hall
1 month ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

This falls is beautiful to see but be prepared to wade the creek during the hike

Jason N Liz Evans
1 month ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

This is my sons favorite hike. Make sure to trek down the river to the falls. Watch out for snakes by the water.

Jeff Frank
1 month ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

beautiful falls great hike

Jeff Frank
1 month ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

good hike beautiful falls

Brian Brian Phipps
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great swimming spot on a hot day. Wet shoes are a must.