Cummins Falls State Park

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
My husband and I had wanted to visit Cummins Falls since we moved to Tennessee three years ago and I finally convinced him to go. This place is beautiful! I can see why it was ranked one of the ten best swimming holes in America. We left  at home around 11 A.M. and there were only maybe less than 20  people when we arrived. The weather is nice for a hike but the water is still freezing.  I would absolutely recommend this if you go on a hot day in summer but expect it could be pretty crowded. 

This is definitely not the adventure for you if you're not pretty active and in decent shape, it can be really dangerous. But once you get to the falls, I promise you it will all be worth it!! We will definitely be going back again but next time we will be more prepared.

Cummins Falls simply beautiful and serene.
Let me start with, do not, under any circumstances, wear flip-flops - ever. Before you consider making this hike, you should definitely invest in a good pair of water shoes. The hike for 2 miles there and back  can be difficult at times with a lot of slippery rocks and logs that you have to climb. My advice, pack super light and wear adequate footwear.

The first part of your hike is 1/2 mile straight down hill. And yes, that means the last half-mile of your hike back is straight uphill.

The hike involved rock climbing and scaling a large boulder.

This is one of the stream that you have to cross on foot several times. The water that time is freezing and up to knees (I am 5'2)


Such a relaxing place to unwind.


Up close view,  there's not much people during that time. But it can be very crowded in summer.


Large swimming hole at the bottom of the falls was perfect!






Bucket list check off ✔: Hiked and experience waterfalls to one of the most beautiful swimming holes in the United States.



Check out video of Cummins Falls HERE

23 comments:

  1. That is absolutely stunning. We have some small waterfalls around here, but nothing like that! Wow.

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  2. That place looks absolutely gorgeous! Tennessee I think is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. I have seen a good portion of the states but I always want to go back to Tennessee. I need to go on this hike.

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  3. That is so beautiful! I love hiking waterfalls and streams like that. Nature is so gorgeous, and water makes it even better.

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  4. Wow what an absolutely amazing looking place to explore! Your photos are gorgeous - I would love to visit more of America. x

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  5. We've been hiking trails and falls for years, and it never gets old. There's something magical about following a stream or creek and just letting it take you somewhere.

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  6. We've been hiking trails and falls for years, and it never gets old. There's something magical about following a stream or creek and just letting it take you somewhere.

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  7. What an amazing place. I'd love to do some exploring at this park. We'd definitely bring comfortable shoes!

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  8. The place looks amazing. My husband and I love to go hiking. I hope we can visit this place.

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  9. All the rocks freak me out a little. Lol. I am obviously not adventurous at all. But this does look absolutely beautiful.

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  10. Wow that looks like such a beautiful place! I'm always on the lookout for beautiful places I can hike to with my dog, and I especially love waterfalls. I think we need a bit more practice though before we can handle a tricky hike like that one.

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  11. The falls are breathtaking! It's so nice to be able to spend an afternoon there just enjoying the view.

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  12. Judging on the pictures you have provided, the place to get there seems to be remote, love nature too they seem to be fascinating and just have it's natural beauty. The falls is magnificent, seeing from here makes me want to jump and enjoy the falling of waters from the up ground.

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  13. Waterfalls are so beautiful. This looks like a great State Park. I would love to spend the day exploring.

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  14. This place looks amazing. I love Tennessee and will definitely have to go and check out Cummins Falls!

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  15. Wow, that is one gorgeous Falls sis. It is really worth the time exploring. You live in Tenesse pala.

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  16. That waterfall is so beautiful. I love to go places like this. I'll have to put this on my list of places I'd love to visit.

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  17. What a wonderful place to visit! I would love to take my kids here some day!

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  18. It looks like such a beautiful place to explore. I can't get over how amazing those waterfalls look!

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  19. oh man, that was such a beautiful swimming hole. and you really captured the serenity with that photo....great snap!!!!

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  20. It looks so beautiful there! I love the water fall and well just everything about it. Those are really nice pictures.

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  21. My dad would love to go hiking there. I'm so afraid of falling to my death, lol. It is SO BEAUTIFUL, though!

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  22. Oh my goodness, those falls are spectacular. When we go back to TN I'll be sure to check this state park out. We try to visit all state parks in whatever area we happen to be in.

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  23. Awesome! I've never seen real waterfalls up close and personal. For sure, that would be fun!

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