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This was a beautiful hike I took with my 16 year old son and 50 lb dog. We went in the morning so we could finish the trail well before sunset, so started about 9 am. I am so happy I consulted all trails before going, because some other reviewers mentioned that they didn’t bring enough water. I took 108 oz split between our backpacks, and we drank it all. Other reviews mention a section which has large jagged rocks, and that it would be easy to twist an ankle on those. I second that. Hiking boots strongly encouraged.

Our hike was last year, and I can’t wait to hit this trail again in the fall.

very cool and gorgeous trail. very difficult at times. Definitely a quad and glute workout with all the steps. waterfalls are amazing

Great trail but it's closed past Sycamore Falls which was only around 2 miles in. Looking forward to going back after the gas line has been repaired.

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

Part of trail unknowingly closed "until September" after I read it supposedly opened around August 1st. Arrived at 5pm from 4 hrs travelling, and a citation issued on the windshield of our car the following morning for camping d/t campsite being closed, but too far in to hike out after arrival. Embarrassed to be escorted out (on our way out) by Park Rangers (eldest with 3 months experience after telling us we would be cleared of citation for not actually having been 'found camping.') Beautiful sights, however. Do your research more in depth than I did, apparently, before staying here or hiking past 5pm.

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.

Interesting trail to hike. Has 2 rope bridges which are fun. also a mossy waterfall. also the main waterfall which is pretty has 2 shoot offs the ridge. Saw a copperhead snake. well marked path. It was shady. also lead to rattlesnake point which is a great overlook.

Most of the trail is meh, the falls are great. Be sure to keep going back until you see the large drop off that’s impassable.

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

hiking
13 days ago

Love the beautiful fall and hike!!

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.

hiking
22 days ago

This is a rather beautiful hike with some falls just off the trail and a well maintained path. The campgrounds are nice, and I have stayed overnight here as well. I will say that some of the views were mediocre, and I would not recommend this for children, but for the most part I would definitely put this on your must-see list.

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
28 days ago

This waterfall is large and in charge :)

Actually backpacked this last summer. We brought our dog and I would recommend staying on the top of the ridge to ravens point if you’re hiking from sycamore falls. Hiking into the valley is quite treacherous with all the boulders, especially for a dog.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Very narrow path in places with lots of poison oak and sumac. Had to spend allot of time ducking due to overgrowth overhead. Ok hike if you're nearby but wouldn't travel here to hike it specifically. Average scenery.

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

Great trail, but difficult for older and beginners. Enjoyed it!!!

1 month ago

A family favorite when we are in the area. We always do the shortcut loop bc the kids love the swinging bridge. Parts of the trail are very narrow and there is a ton of poison ivy and poison oak. Recommend socks and/or long pants.

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.

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.

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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