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hiking
3 hours ago

Cummins Falls was an awesome hike and would definitely recommend it. It’s an easy hike to the waterfall only about a mile. I do suggest wearing water shoes because you will have to cross the river and it does get very slippery.

Great trail and enjoyed the waterfalls.
Definitely a great hike for kids and family.

hiking
1 day ago

Perfect trail for an easy weekend hike. Runs along the lake and has some great views. Can get crowded at times but nothing too bad.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Nice views of the lake!

Calling this moderate difficulty is a bit of a stretch. The lake views are nice and its a good hike but just not terribly exciting. It's pretty muddy too.

a lot of construction going on a few places you can't get to.. drove 2 hours so I was kinda upset I couldn't do everything! A bit of ice.. but over all a wonderful experience and will definitely be back.

One of our absolute favorites! I’ve hiked it with my kids since they were in hiking backpacks! It can be a little intimidating with kids if your kids aren’t well exposed to diverse trails but we have a “serious” talk before each hike explaining that hikes are fun but not a playground. We must respect the environment and watch each step because it can be dangerous if we don’t give our full attention to what we are doing.

nice area like the historical aspect of it

easy .....I could see a picnic and spending the day playing in the water there. Early spring it'd be a great place to fly a kite. Dog friendly. Leashed of course.

The look outs near the top of the waterfall were closed because of structural damage but you can still get to the top. Best views are from the observation decks. Really short and easy hike. Don’t let the “strenuous trail” signs fool you. ;)

hiking
15 days ago

very pretty falls. short easy hike

hiking
16 days ago

Cummins Falls is an amazing hike, with water crossings and an incredible waterfall at the end. Since it has been turned into a state park, it is VERY crowded on weekends! I would recommend a very early start if you’re going on a weekend, or try and do it through the week. In the winter, it’s much more difficult to get to the falls, but it can be done. A Cookeville/ Gainesboro treasure for sure!

hiking
16 days ago

Such a nice area I didn’t know existed! (I’m located in Nashville) Follow @thehikinghuskies on Instagram to see this trail and more TN trails!

Lovely little paved walking trail. Quick, flat 2 mi loop with pretty view of the lake the whole time. Good for kids, strollers. No dogs.

hiking
17 days ago

Great walk with our dog. Still muddy from all the rain.

We stopped in our way out of town. With all the recent rain, the trails were muddy but the water was running fast and it was SPECTACULAR! It was a moderate hike, need to watch younger children and your step. Highly recommended.

17 days ago

Great short walk with a river overlook just off the loop. Dog loved it too

hiking
18 days ago

My mom and I went to Winding Stairs today and loved it! It has been raining a lot the last week so it got pretty muddy in a few places, but we made it. We only had to cross water twice and it was not very deep. We will definitely be going back!

hiking
22 days ago

calm and beautiful. can be very muddy and some of the blazes are worn out.

hiking
22 days ago

very fun trail, just the right distance and difficulty for a short hike/run. beautiful along the lakeside and interesting rock formations along the way.

With recent rain, the waterfalls were incredible!! I’ve been here many times before, but have never seen them like this. Hoping they’ll eventually repair the broken overlooks, but still amazing views and a great short hike.

hiking
23 days ago

Pretty waterfalls. Definitely a workout!

Absolutely Beautiful and easy to explore. We have gone here for years and now that they've made it an actual park, it's so easy to hike . I highly recommend it .

hiking
28 days ago

Great place! Highly recommend visiting. Probably best to go during the week or early on the weekends. There are places to swim all along the river all the way to the falls. As they do on the website I would recommend good shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. There is a loop but the trail closest to the falls is more treacherous. Also if you need a waterproof phone case or anything else there is a gift shop at the entrance of the park.

trail running
28 days ago

This is a great trail! It has great elevation, nice views, and relatively easy footing (I.e. not super technical) except when muddy like it was today. I will certainly run this trail again the next time I’m in Nashville!

Very nice Christmas Day walk. Lots of people saying, “Merry Christmas!”. Good, paved trail; flat and smooth. The trees are beautiful, saw lots of deer, and the water was quite low. There is a magnificent circular rock formation, obviously created by a meteor slamming into bedrock over rushing water. You can clearly see where the stones, weathered by running water, were flipped upside down in a blast radius pattern. Absolutely fascinating. Great, leisurely walk.

Nothing interesting and muddy in many spots

One of the loveliest places I've ever been. Easy walk with some stairs and tall trees. The waterfalls are breathtaking. Seen it twice and will be back again!

hiking
1 month ago

like others have said it can get a bit muddy here but great trail with some cool rock bluffs near the lake good for a rest and view.

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