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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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Cummins Falls
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10 Completed 5 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.

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5 Completed 1 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.

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10 Completed 4 Reviews

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.

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Cummins Falls
by Jessica Boggs-Lira

3 Completed 2 Reviews

Loved it! Tough trip back up but well worth the journey down!

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21 Completed 21 Reviews

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Absolutely loved this hiked! Well worth it and can't wait to go again this year. At the top of the trail there is an overlook that is very nice and easy to get to. The descent to the base of the trail gets pretty steep, but is marked. Once you make it to the river bed below, it's pretty much making your way around rocks. I actually spotted a baby snake as soon as we made it to the base. As you get closer to the falls, you have to go through water (not prepared) and coming up on the falls, you will have to make your way across rocks. The rocks are slippery in the riverbed, so it's best to be prepared and wear nice gripping shoes you can walk through water. I had my camera & was sure I was going to fall as I went barefoot through the up to my knees water. Be prepared to jump across rocks as you make your way to the falls. The waterfall is amazing & you realize it was all worth it once you get there.

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Cummins Falls
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50 Completed 22 Reviews

Not really much of a hike but once you get to the river an the swimming hole it is well worth it. It is also for me a very beautiful waterfall.

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Cummins Falls
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20 Completed 13 Reviews

love this waterfall, have been a couple times and it is one of my most fav spots you will get wet you have to cross the creek, great swimming area at the falls. everytime I have gone here I have seen several small snakes in the creek but I have been told that they are only water snakes not harmful

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Cummins Falls
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15 Completed 6 Reviews

Not real heavy on the hiking side of things but the waterfall is pretty cool and a nice place to take a swim in warmer weather.

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Cummins Falls
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23 Completed 22 Reviews

Steep!!! Great waterfall!! Half of the trail at the bottom goes through the creek bed.

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