Cummins Falls - Hiking
Hike up the stream bed of a beautiful Tennessee gorge to arrive at Cummins Falls, a top ten US swimming hole and waterfall, and one of the state's newest parks.
Using the shortcut trail, the hike can be done in 2 miles. Including the overlook the hike is 3 miles.
Destination Distance From Downtown
A trail that's downhill all the way, means an uphill climb on the journey back, combined with multiple (slippery!) stream crossings, mean the trail shouldn't be taken too lightly.
Time To Complete
At an easy pace, the trail only requires a few hours, but you'll probably want to linger at the falls. Bathing suits, books, and lunch are all great ideas.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
The stream crossings can make the trail uncomfortable in winter and early spring, and water levels are also something to consider. The waterfall is a wildly popular swimming hole in summer, rightly so, but expect crowds.