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Kathy K. on Cummins Falls Trail
Information above is inaccurate.Trail is rated rugged and strenuous and definitely NOT kid friendly as indicated by this app. It is posted as such at beginning of trail. Would not recommend for child under 12. You have to walk through water and over rocks to reach falls. Many have fallen on slippery rocks, high accident rate at this park. Come prepared with appropriate hiking shoes. Recommended for experienced hikers.
Mara G. on Cummins Falls Trail
This was a very nice place. I can see why everyone likes to swim here. The pool at the bottom of the falls looked very nice although it was too cold to swim when I went yesterday. It wasn't very difficult to get to and there's a lot of other nice falls in the area as well like Fall Creek Falls and Burgess Falls. The parking lot was spacious and right by the restrooms. There was a trail to the left that went to the overlook (didn't make it to that one) and a trail to the right to the base of the falls (the shortcut). It was a downward slope, but I didn't really notice going down. Noticed it more when I came back up after I was really tired and carrying my full backpack. Had to cross the creek twice to get to the left side of the falls which was the easiest way. Then I wanted to go to the other side to take pictures so crossed again and THAT side was a bit more strenuous trying to get over lots of big rocks. But the falls was beautiful and I picked the perfect time to go since I had it mostly to myself for a while. It was a very nice trip.