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Such an amazing place!

hiking
19 days ago

Great and challenging trails. And the waterfalls was spectacular! We visited this park 5 times and we can't go back again

Very heavy traffic with limited view of waterfall from lookout.

May be better trail to bottom swimming hole on a weekday when not so many people are there.

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful late spring day. Water was high after strong storms and had some tough areas to pass. We had to cross the river and back again to continue towards the falls. While a short hike, the terrain was rocky and very slick after the heavy rain fall. It's also a popular spot so expect crowds. The fall itself was beautiful and worth it.

Natural terrain path. My mom and aunt brought walking sticks, which I sort of regretted not bringing but it wasn't too bad. Climbing back up from the creek I actually found it was easy to skip the steps and clamor up the sides (especially if you're short like me, the rise of the steps are just too much!) Bring shoes you can get wet and watch out for slippery rocks in the creek! I saw at least 5 people completely wipe out.

hiking
26 days ago

The hike to the waterfall is okay. Not much to see or say about it. The waterfall is magnificent!

hiking
1 month ago

We had an amazing time hiking and swimming and have been here 4 times this summer/ spring already! It actually IS dog friendly but the hike can be hard if you have never done it before! There are places where many people cross and the current is strong. These areas can be hard for some dogs to cross but there are ways around this! Last time I went there were at least 30 dogs of all sizes at the swimming hole/ waterfall! I did see some dogs get scared to cross some areas and have to get passed on but many dogs had no problem!
Lots of big rocks and logs to climb around but it's not that difficult! Wear water shoes because you HAVE to walk through the water to get there! ◡̈

walking
1 month ago

Neato

THIS TRAIL IS NOT DOG FRIENDLY. The trail is mostly wet rocks and very slippery. My dog is a very strong swimmer but still got taken by some of the currents. I would not bring a dog on this trail. That being said the falls are beautiful and the hike is great. It's a must do in TN, JUST NOT WITH PETS

on Cummins Falls Trail

1 month ago

This trail was a little strenuous for me since I'm a little out of shape, but I had the right shoes (Keens) and a nice walking stick, which helped me maneuver on the slippery rocks during the through river spots.
So gorgeous when you round that last turn to see the falls.

really awesome waterfall. long hike through water to get to it, but we'll worth it!