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Virgin Falls Trail

Sparta, TN

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Virgin Falls Trail is a 10 mile loop trail located near Sparta, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Cummins Falls

Cookeville, TN

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Excellent swim hole. Well maintained trail. Great place to spend a day. A little disappointed in the amount of trash people were leaving behind but all in all great place. Already planning another day to hike in and swim at the swimming hole.

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Great swimming hole. Trail is easy to moderate with a great swimming hole at the end. Great place to spend a day. Hiking in to swim for the day. I was disappointed in the trash but that is just irresponsible people. Falls are beautiful. Pathway is well maintained.

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Great hike, even better site once you are at the falls. Didn't go to the over-look, but will on next trip. Bring 'wet' shoes and bathing suit. Bring water to drink as you will definitely need it.

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this was an incredible hike, deceptive tho! nothing at the trail head warns you! you need to wear appropriate footwear! you will be walking in the water! and it is hot! the rocks put off some serious radiant heat. it blew my mind how many people were going down there with flip flops on! bringing no water just wearing a swim suit and a towel. it was really crowded with people the day we went, and it was a Tuesday, i can't imagine what a weekend would be like. The falls were gorgeous! well worth the hike up the creek!

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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.

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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.

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