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Mara G. on Cummins Falls Trail
This was a very nice place. I can see why everyone likes to swim here. The pool at the bottom of the falls looked very nice although it was too cold to swim when I went yesterday. It wasn't very difficult to get to and there's a lot of other nice falls in the area as well like Fall Creek Falls and Burgess Falls. The parking lot was spacious and right by the restrooms. There was a trail to the left that went to the overlook (didn't make it to that one) and a trail to the right to the base of the falls (the shortcut). It was a downward slope, but I didn't really notice going down. Noticed it more when I came back up after I was really tired and carrying my full backpack. Had to cross the creek twice to get to the left side of the falls which was the easiest way. Then I wanted to go to the other side to take pictures so crossed again and THAT side was a bit more strenuous trying to get over lots of big rocks. But the falls was beautiful and I picked the perfect time to go since I had it mostly to myself for a while. It was a very nice trip.
Out of Towner here and out of the 4 waterfall hikes we did this one had the most amazing clear huge waterfall. Short hike mostly easy. Coming back the uphill after a long swim was a little tough on the legs since it's a bit steep. Nonetheless it was totally worth it!
We decided to do this trail today and I am sooo happy we did! Absolutely stunning and the best swim hole that I have ever been to! I could spend my entire day here if I could. I will say, listen to other reviews when they say hiking shoes or water shoes are a must!