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The river route is a great hike with an awesome reward. Calf/knee-high wading is required. The pool beneath the falls is a popular swimming hole, so expect crowds on warm days. Try to get there when the gates open. Being the first one down is pretty cool.

Trail was very slippery when we went, would not recommend for children.

gorgoues waterfall. was a lot of people there when I was there however.

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1 month ago

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.

Cool trail to a swimming hole beneath the falls. Often packed though

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2 months ago

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.

such a fun trail

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3 months ago

Sad of how the trail is now. Was out there every couple days before it was a park. It's a good trail if you didn't know the beauty that it had before.

very nice hike and amazing waterfall

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4 months ago

Cummins Falls is one of my favorite places to hike. The waterfall is so beautiful and soothing to the soul, I highly recommend adding this to your list of places to see!

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4 months ago

This waterfall is AMAZING!! It gorge was busy, but everyone was respectful. This is possibly the most beautiful place we have ever been! Dogs had a great time!!

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5 months ago

The best waterfall I have been to yet. Great hike down to the falls and BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL. I couldn't wait to get in and swim. Water clean and cool. LOVED every second. Can't wait to go back.

Definitely not stroller friendly. We had our 2 year old and a puppy with us at the time, he hiked most of it, puppy took his time