Tennessee May 26, 2019
Tennessee’s Most Refreshing Hike Will Lead You Straight To A Beautiful Swimming Hole
Tennessee may be hot in the summer, but it’s also one of the most beautiful places to be, you’ll feel as if you’ve been tucked away amidst the lush greenery. Go hiking, go on a walk around Radnor Lake, walk the Mississippi. Or… perhaps hike through Cummins Falls State Park on your way to Cummins Falls itself, where you can take a dip at the foot of one of Middle Tennessee’s most beautiful waterfalls. Don’t believe us? Take a look!
Cummins Falls State Park is located in Cookeville, Tennessee, and it remains one of the most popular hiking and swimming parks in the state. It's best known for Cummins Falls, the eighth largest waterfall in the state at 75 feet high.
The state park itself is gorgeous, but keep in mind that the day-use area is rustic and its natural integrity has been preserved. Though it wasn't honored as a state park until much more recently, folks have utilized the Cummins Falls area for over a century for its idyllic beauty.
Looking to hike down the gorge, to the waterfall? Get ready for a hike of roughly a mile, and you'll want to make sure you bring shoes that can get dirty!
The trail itself remains fairly rugged and is not suitable for young children. Of course, if you make the trek, the outcome is beautiful and well worth the trouble, but you'll want to make sure you use good judgment throughout your time in the park.
There are two hikes that will take you down into the gorge of Cummins Falls, one roughly a mile and the other coming in at about a mile and a half. Plan for a steep incline and rough terrain, folks! The trail isn't paved.
Cummins Falls State Park is a day-use park, so keep in mind that you can't camp in the park. It's open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Make sure to bring your swimsuit and slip into the knee-deep plunge pool to keep the heat at bay.
Have you been? Would you visit? Leave your tips for a visit to Cummins Falls State Park in the comments below!
Address: 390 Cummins Falls Lane, Cookeville, TN, 38501
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