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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 gonna lie, this trail is tough. Deserves the hard rating. The description says the trail is 6.6 miles, but my tracker says it was 8.8 miles. It’s not a loop trail, you go up the same way you come down. The initial descent is easy, but it was completely uphill on the way back. I felt like it would never end and we would never get there. Make sure you bring more than enough water. I brought a filled 17 oz bottle and four regular sized water bottles, and that wasn’t enough. I would bring 6-8 bottles. The elevation gain is intense on the way back up. You should probably be in fairly good shape to hike this trail. I would go in the fall because it was really hot during the summer. Also, wear bug spray. Bugs are flying around you just about every second you’re hiking. And while going down the trail you walk into spiderwebs pretty much the whole time. Some of it is overgrown, so I’d be sure to check yourself and others for ticks when you get done. The views were decent, but not the best. It was just an okay hike, not really worth it in my opinion.

Great trail! Section along the river is far better than the rim overlooking it. If you like waterfalls, rivers, cool rock formations, you will love this one. If not, why are you hiking?

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

great trail. return trip kicks your ass. take your time it's all up hill

9 days ago

Love the beautiful fall and hike!!

Beautiful trail, make sure to bring enough water (at least 3 liters). Steep elevation gain on the way back.

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

I hiked in to the falls on July 29. The first mile or so is a logging road. Then you have a sandy trek through the woods. The last bit down to the water is quite steep. The falls are lovely and there is a nice swimming hole. The parking area is quite small.

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.

Hiked the sugar tree to smoke rise route for the first time this season yesterday. It's always been one of my favorites for a quick get your heart going walk through beautiful woods. So upset to come upon new construction at the intersection of sugar tree and smoke rise yesterday! Happy for the homeowners but so disappointed for those of us who have enjoyed (until now) the escape from suburbia. Still have to give the trail 5 stars. It's really a beautiful hike.

I walk this trail often and love it. On average my hiking app shows it to be 1.7 miles. There is enough elevation that it gives me a decent workout. If you want more distance, hike it twice. It is a rocky trail so I do caution anyone to keep your eyes downward to prevent a fall. The trail has a solid canopy too, so no sunscreen is required.

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!

24 days ago

This waterfall is large and in charge :)

Love the waterfall! There’s a place to swim and you can go behind the water fall! You can also jump off the top of the waterfall into the water below. There’s plenty of places to sit and relax. Only thing I can say is it’s rough to get down there....especially if you have small children. You have to be extremely careful going down and up. Can’t wait to go back when my kids are a bit older!

27 days ago

28 days ago

This trail is somewhat extensive beyond this starting point. My husband and I go in the opposite end via Spragins Hollow Rd. There’s a great little parking lot and sign there with a map of the trails. We went most recently in July. Lots of foliage and wild life, we spotted a deer up near the loop of Devil’s Racetrack. It was very muddy this time of year, but no biggie if you’re surefooted. I’m really looking forward to taking my kids, as the trail isn’t too difficult that they couldn’t handle it.

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

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.

Do you know which month the cotton field is available as in the pic ?

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

IF YOU SEE RED MARKERS you are not on Waterline. Easy to get turned around. Go back and find the trail again. The map on this app is invaluable. Other than that, fantastic hike. I’ve gone down Alms to Three Caves and back a good number of times but never did this loop. It’s much better. But beware that starting down Waterline is VERY steep.

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.

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!

More rugged than I expected. Nice hike.

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