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Wow! The waterfall was beautiful. There were a lot of people. The hike back out was pretty steep, but well work the trip.

very pretty. slippery rocks of course so make sure your shoes have tread on them before going. the trail winds from the land into the water to the rocks to get to the waterfall.

Not recommend. This wasn’t a trail, it was a road. A road that wasn’t kept up. Tons of brush. Not marked at all. “Amber’s Den?” — would love to find this mythical place. It was a mile down which means a mile up. With a family of five that would’ve been good to know. Not real moderate.

Great place!! Short hike down stream then follow the river bed to the falls. Ton of people.

hiking
10 days ago

Not the right map/distance/elevation/etc. for the trail here. The map only takes you around the park/parking lot. The real trail is farther back. We walked some of it but had no idea how far it went or where it led so decided to turn around. Nothing is marked other than a picture of the trail at the park. Discouraging.

hiking
11 days ago

Love the beautiful fall and hike!!

Lack of trail markings can make it a little confusing. The waterfalls are great and it’s a very easy little loop.

Nice little camp ground/ hiking and picnicking area.

Had a great time this past Sunday with the family. Kinda short but fun.

Nice trail. Great scenery along the water the whole way. But very short and no access to the water. Wow went on a Friday early afternoon so not too crowded.

Beautiful scenery! Lots of people.

Great hike to many people.

good hike for a hot day very crowded watch the slick rocks saw a few people go down in the creek and one at the falls and one being taken out on a stretcher only 4 * because so crowded

Cummins Falls is a beautiful place. Unfortunately way too crowded now that it is a state park. People do not wear proper footwear, carry too much stuff and leave trash and things behind.Just did it a couple of weeks ago with two of my kids, but the trail is tough going back up, so don't wear yourself out at the Falls. Be respectful, be careful on the water crossing, carry out all of your stuff and Enjoy!

hiking
26 days ago

This waterfall is large and in charge :)

Welch’s Point is worth the trip all on its own. Enjoyed the hike though not all that well marked. After reading reviews on here I drove all the way to the parking area for Welch’s Overlook and hiked back to Ambers Den. Some nice rock formations, spur trails and although it’s a little hard to find Ambers Den is a hidden gem. The loop is an option if you just want the added distance but the extra is on a road.

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29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

At 57 and New to hiking it was an enjoyable hike. I went there with my girlfriend and my son a US Marine so it was a cake walk for him lol.

Not a hike just an overlook. Best views in the fall

hiking
1 month ago

I have done this hike like 8 times. Great falls but nearly always super crowded and people are generally rude and throwing their trash wherever

Loved this loop and this whole state park today!! I went with my two dogs and we had a blast exploring the park, the river, and all of the waterfalls. The loop gives options for how hard you want the hike to be. You can scoot your way up and down the hillside to get in the water, or you can walk around on more of the flat terrain. Absolutely want to go again!

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was amazing and definitely one of our favorites! I went last week with a 10 yr old and a 3.5 yr old. Both girls enjoyed it and were able to complete the out and back hike. We enjoyed the swimming area near the falls and were able to climb up some of the falls without any problems. There was one section of the trail down to the river that was steep and slippery, we just took it slowly. Once near the falls, there are a ton of life vests available for use. Highly recommended for weak swimmers and little ones.

very nice trails with many side trails along the water. beautiful water falls. the backbone ridge trail was more challenging terrain and provided some interesting views.

I along with my 8 and 6 year old daughters took the hike early this morning. We were hoping to beat the crowds. The trail can be steep at times but with soooooo many people the trail could be considered dangerous. The creek bed was to be expected... rocky. Be sure to wear a water shoe or tennis shoes. The rocks can be slippery but I was more concerned with twisting an ankle. The falls were BEAUTIFUL! A small crowd of about 25 people were there between 8am and 10am. At 10am the crowds staring coming in. We left around 1pm and by that time there were over 100 people at the falls and more hiking in. The hike out was rough. Once again soooooo many people. We counted another 100 people going in while we were hiking out.

To sum it up.. hike was great but too many people to really e joy the natural beauty. Oh and people really need to clean up after themselves. Trash and water bottles everywhere.

So profound connection with nature - walking up to the falls via Riverbed - the most spectacular falls to walk behind , sit on and jump off into a crystal clear 10 ft swimming pool hole

Haven't completed this trail yet BUT it is on our to do list! We did however hike about a quarter or so of it last year. We made it to the primitive campsite by the falls. The water crossing wasn't terrible and we made it across rocks without getting wet. The campsite was awesome.

Great hike! Beautiful views of the falls. Trail gets narrow towards end of loop. If you really want to explore, wear waterproof shoes to cross streams and walk on wet rocks.

Sadly, I read the comments here and didn't make it to the den. Please, please, drive all the way to the Welch's Point overlook. You'll see the posting for the Amber's Den Trail to your left. You can start the trail there. Note, when you get to the creek, I'd recommend turning around and hiking back the way you came otherwise you will need to walk on the road back to the parking area.

I just got home from hiking this trail. The overlook to the falls is a very easy and short hike. We hiked down to the falls and to say that this was a strenuous hike is an understatement. There were hundreds of people there today. We arrived around 1 and people were coming up from the falls as we were going down. Some areas are maybe, and I’m stressing, maybe, three feet wide, on a steep incline. You have lines of people coming up and going down, in mud with one side a drop off, a steep drop off. There is railing in certain areas but for some reason no rails in what seems to be the most dangerous spots. It’s muddy. You’re trying to pass people and not slide off, literally. Total miles that we walked from the car to the falls and back to the car is 2.5 miles. I’ve hiked much longer trails than that but have never been as tired and sore as I am from this one. I don’t think it would be stretching to say that at least a mile of this is in water. It’s the only way to go. It’s anywhere from 6 inches to 3 feet deep... in rocks. You have to be careful not to slip and fall with every step. I would not recommend taking kids here.. maybe teenagers but no small kids. It’s way too dangerous. The falls were beautiful but to me not worth it and i rarely say that. It’s DANGEROUS. This is a long review but I’m trying to give you all some detail of what you’re getting into. Three people were being rescued when we arrived. One man had hurt an ankle and some other people had fell down an embankment. We ventured down the trail to the bottom of the falls anyway. On our way down a family had stopped and had to call for help for a family member. She was early 50s maybe... seemed very healthy but was having trouble breathing and looked to be about to pass out. The falls were beautiful, I’m uploading pics, but, the strenuous hike and dangerous surroundings made it not worth it for us. I’ll never go back. Take the time to read through these reviews and remember that a lot of the ones that say this is an easy hike are talking about to the waterfall overlook not the base of the falls.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a lot of fun and even though distance is relatively short, it can seem longer because you are walking mainly in the water and over rocks. Not difficult at all and a lot of fun for children but if you like to walk in alone or in quite areas be warned, HIGH TRAFFIC path!

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