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hiking
3 days ago

Really nice hike. 4 waterfalls and a rugged trail. Interesting water features...some with no outlet. Be sure to take the Sheep Cave side trail. Not a beginner hike.

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.

hiking
3 days ago

This is a simple trail that I’ve hiked since I was young. As a full time traveling family now we’ve been away from waterfall trails for years and wanted to share this one with our kids. It’s super easy and kid friendly as far as the trail goes. I’ve read the concerns that it appears shady and though I’ve certainly felt that vibe I’ve never actually been approached and made to feel uncomfortable (perhaps it’s that intuition and ignoring it isn’t the best) but ... in the 100+ times I’ve hiked the trail. I’ve walked it solo, with my dog and with my husband, all with no ill effect.

Beautiful hike, wear hiking boots not tennis shoes! Bring water and a snack for when you get to the falls, it is well worth the hike. We live in Iowa and the trail was difficult for us but we made it!

great waterfall right off the road

Great park and it was a great day to be on the trail. The waterfalls are spectacular, especially after all the rains. Not a very difficult trial but I would not recommend it for younger children, it would be too easy for a small child to get swept into the river.

So so pretty. Definitely a little challenging but doable. Just have to pay attention to what you’re doing. I would be very reluctant to do this trail after some rain. A lot of rocks but well marked. Virgin Falls at the very end is worth it I promise!

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
8 days ago

ran out of time but hiked it for a couple hours. gorgeous. hope to go back and finish.

hiking
8 days ago

very pretty falls. short easy hike

great hike but better take note of the firwt sign you see it is strenous but well worth it. i do believe we will camp overnight sometime

hiking
10 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!

Love this trail for a good challenge! Be ready for steep inclines and declines!

hiking
10 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!

Awesome trail. Very beautiful. Able to get close to the water.

trail running
10 days ago

Great trail for kids and dogs. Mostly woodland, not a lot of scenic points or overlooks but it was a nice 3 mile hike. Only a few points were really muddy (even though we’ve had record setting rains recently). It would be perfect for a trail run.

hiking
10 days ago

Its been raining a lot so some of the trail was quite muddy. Bring water proof shoes and you’ll be fine. Awesome trail.

Awesome hike! Did the hike to the base of the falls. It’s been raining the last few days so it was super muddy and slick but worth it. The way the rocks are makes it hard to get good footing - so I’d rate this more strenuous than moderate. Also hiked back up and did Cane Creek Falls over the suspension bridge. My husband , I and pup enjoyed the day exploring nature ! Check out Cane Creek Overlook if you’re looking for a good spot to stop and eat lunch.

hiking
10 days ago

Spectacular scenery today! All the recent rains have made the waterfalls amazing. Trails are muddy and slippery but that is to be expected. I agree with the moderate rating. Lots of rocks and roots but the trail is well marked. Lower Greeter Falls with the spiral staircase and Blue Hole are not to be missed!

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.

Great trail good for families and dogs

hiking
11 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
11 days ago

A really fun hike with some great scenery. I would recommend starting the hike early around 7 o’clock maybe 8 o’clock; this is what I did and I had the whole trail to myself until I was on my way down.

We camped at Foster Falls about 1.5 years ago in early October, and took advantage of the hiking and it is really beautiful! The falls is great, and looked like a cool place to swim and explore in the summer! The trail was easy to follow, and we watched some rock climbers along the way! Highly recommend the trail and the camping!

We completed this trail on Jan 1 with our pup on a leash and it is a really lovely and flat 3 mile hike. Very peaceful, right along the river weaving through the woods, and back around to the dam at Rock Island! Great mid day hike for all skill levels!

Absolutely lives up to the hype. Great for kids and my dog. Two for one special of stunning falls at the bottom and the top and a suspension bridge for fun thrown in. Very cool hike.

Nice trail, fairly easy and short. Beautiful water fall while visiting during the winter season. Trail offers very nice views of the Valley and local farms.

hiking
15 days ago

Great spot off the road. Came after some big rains in the area, so the falls were flowing big time.

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.

Beautiful and very diverse range of beauty if you do the loop.

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