But the hike up and down to the waterfall is a different story and I mentioned above. I do not believe I will be back down to the bottom part.The hike back up to the car is very hard and the trail is too crowded and narrow. Follow the brown signs from I-40 exit 280.

Best nearby. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can continue on the Blackburn Fork River Trail (or take the shortcut back up near the parking lot) down to the riverbed, where you can then walk back upstream for a mile or so to the base of the falls. Sometimes it is ankle or waist deep. #CumminsFalls. The main trail leads from an overlook of the 75 foot falls, down to the stream bed, then upstream to the base of this beautiful waterfall, and one of the best swimming holes in the country. Website +1 931-520-6691. Part of the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River.

Checking for guns, weapons and alcohol products. Visiting Cummins Falls State Park. It provides lots of scenic beauty combined with a level of wildness not often found in a short day hike. Cosmos Grill (13) 5 mi $ Have U 8. I understand that the falls had a cumulative height of 75ft. Passing through the gorge you’ll spot fish, crawdads, a cascade joining the stream, and maybe a snapping turtle. Email. 8 min $ American. I believe from the parking lot area to the falls is around 2 miles one way! When you round a bend, the stones will become boulders, as you pick your way the final distance to the basin of the falls. You can even allow the water to fall on you too. #CumminsFalls. To shorten the hike, skip the overlook and take the shortcut trail to take a half mile off the 1.5-mile trail’s one-way distance. Plus this is one of the best swim holes in North America according to the Cummins Falls info sign at the parking lot area. Beyond that, the falls is surrounded by a huge open gorge with the exposed rock walls reaching over 100 feet into the air. Posted on December 9, 2015 May 31, 2019 by Rosevine Cottage Girls. In the town of Cookeville, Tennessee you’ll find Cummins Falls State Park and inside the park, a breathtaking waterfall that boasts a thunderous stream of water from a whopping 75-feet. This is one place that I can say I did it. It was super crowded though. Either way, the trail deposits you at the main overlook, which provides a nice view of the falls.

Learn how your comment data is processed. By Brenton Rogers from Cumberland Gap, TN, Insider's Guide to Cedars of Lebanon State Park, A Statewide Guide to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Tennessee, What You Need to Know About August’s Total Solar Eclipse. Trail Type: Dirt Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 38501 Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays and much more. Live like a Nashville local whenever, wherever, Outdoor destinations + local stories & exclusive outdoor events. Using the shortcut trail, the hike can be done in 2 miles. Cummins Falls might be a fairly new state park, created only in 2011, but it was already well known for a scenic hike and a place to swim. When we went it was super crowed! The adventure begins at the overlook, where you have to climb down to a small finger that sticks out farther than the rest to get a really good look at the falls.