Be Awe-Struck at Cummins Falls
Today, 8:00a - 5:00p
This watering hole will leave a lasting impression—just ask Travel + Leisure. The mag rated Cummins Falls one of the top swimming spots in the nation!
Of course, the watering hole is best left for a hot summer day, but a hike in Cummins Falls State Park is idyllic in spring and fall too. If you're up for an adventure, take the hour-and-a-half road trip from Nashville to Cummins Falls—it won't disappoint! The Park is 211-acres and features four trails to the cascading 75-foot waterfall (the Volunteer State's 8th largest waterfall). The Downstream Trail is 1.5 miles and has the most difficult terrain. Tread lightly over slippery rocks and you'll be down the steep slope in no time. If there's a chill in the air, hike .4 miles to The Waterfall Overlook Trail for a spectacular view!
The Park also offers access to The Blackburn Fork Scenic River, where you can fish from the banks for bass and Bluegill (license required). Whatever outdoor activity you're seeking, finish your day with a picnic.
Pro tip: If you're visiting in peak season (read: summer), you'll wanna hike in the morning to avoid the crowds.
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Cummins Falls State Park
1081 Cummins Mill Rd
Cookeville, TN 38501
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