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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.

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Brady Shockley (47)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Tracy Hall (121)

3 Completed3 Reviews

One of my favorites. Be forewarned. If you take the short cut. The steep dirt cliff to the riverbed is not for the faint of heart and you for sure need proper shoes. The rocks near the falls are very slippery. I wouldn't recommend it for kids under 7.

Rachel Troglen (1652)

21 Completed17 Reviews

This is one of my favorites to visit on a hot summer day. The hike is really short but it doesn't get nearly as crowded as its neighbor, Burgess Falls. The second half of the trail is walking upstream until you reach Cummins Falls. You can jump off of the small cliff into the water below but I wouldn't suggest diving as its not extremely deep in that particular area. When you're walking back through the water to go home, I suggest you DON'T take the trail labeled shortcut to your right. Yeah it's a major shortcut but after the really steep hill (which was a piece of cake by comparison) you then have to climb a vertical cliff a good 15 feet to the top. There's just a steep cliff behind you if you lose your footing so there's really no turning back once you've started. I've heard a few people have died from falling at Cummins. I can guess where.

chris dobbs (115)

10 Completed3 Reviews

It is a great place to go. I do not recommend jumping from the falls to the pool if the water is flowing swiftly. the current can pull you under. Other than that it is a great place to spend the day.

Robert De Nise (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail and awesome scenery. Went on a weekday so it wasn't crowded. Wear proper shoes for hiking.

Betsy Hawkins (93)

6 Completed6 Reviews

Fairly treacherous downhill hike to a wide riverbed. Water flowing in varying degrees as you walk along to the falls. The falls are absolutely beautiful!! Be warned, however, that it gets very crowded during the summer, particularly on weekends as a popular swimming hole.

We packed a light picnic lunch and ate on the large boulders. We also climbed the falls and the kids jumped from the lowest level of the falls into the swimming hole below. Very, very fun for all! Appropriate water shoes are a must!! Climbing over and around rocks is inevitable and the hike back is short but challenging.

stephen hine (54)

2 Completed1 Reviews

This is a great hiking area but as other people have said it is a must to have proper shoes the lower trail ends at the creek and it is a steap incline with only plain dirt to walk on and if it is muddy YOU WILL FALL there are only two ropes to hold on to. But once you get down its very pretty also to get down to the falls and swimming hole you with have to cross back and forth across the creek more than once so you mite get wet be prepared is all im saying but its very nice and worth the hike I love this area

Erik H (388)

20 Completed7 Reviews

Awesome hike with great scenery. You really got to wear proper footwear because the terrain gets rough in areas. The only complaint I have is that we did this a second hike of the day after Burgess falls, when we reached the falls it was so overcrowded with people that it really took away from the beauty of the place. The next time we go it will be in the fall so we can avoid the swim crowds.

Michelle Scrap-uh (127)

5 Completed1 Reviews

Gorgeous trail, mainly up a river. Bring shoes that you don't mind getting wet! Try your best not to bring any electronics in case you fall/drop them in the water. Lots of people on weekends, obviously, but there's enough space for everyone.

Dawn G. (356)

Best water day here. Had to cross the creek a couple of times on the way. Very rocky when you reach the falls. You can go behind the falls & jump off the lower ledge into the swimming hole. Lots of teenagers. Had to move where we were sitting because of some kids getting high.