Just a little over an hour east of Nashville, 20 minutes north of Cookeville, sits Cummins Falls State Park. The waterfall is around 75 feet tall, and deposits water into a swimming hole that's perfect for beating the summer heat. This past memorial day weekend, some friends and I decided to make the trip over and experience the falls for ourselves.
The hike to the swimming hole was about two and a half miles there and back. It's relatively steep, and I definitely recommend wearing some kind of water shoe, because you will walk in the river a lot. There's a second trail that leads to an overlook of the falls, where we were able to set up our ENOs and relaxed in the shade.
Being Memorial Day weekend, the swimming hole was packed with way more people than my friends had ever seen, so if you do decide to visit, aim for a weekday if possible. If you can't visit on a weekday, don't worry! Everyone is incredibly friendly and there was still tons of room for us to leave our stuff while we explored the falls.
All GoPro footage by Lane Stafford:
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