Cummins Falls TN
Cummins Falls is a waterfall on the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River and is located in southern Jackson County, Tennessee. By volume, it is the eighth largest waterfall in Tennessee. The falls, with a total height of seventy-five feet, consist of two drops. The first has a plunge drop of fifty feet, ending in a shallow pool. The second has a cascade drop of twenty-five feet into a larger, deeper pool, or swimming hole. In 2010, Cummins Falls was named Tenth Best Swimming Hole in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine.
The falls, on land owned continuously by the Cummins family since 1825, was purchased by the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation and designated a public park in 2011. It's a moderate hike of approx. 3 miles round trip. You walk a trail for a bit and after reaching the river bed, you walk up stream until you reach the falls. You have to cross over the river bed 2 0r 3 times and actually have to walk in the water and climb over boulders to reach the falls but it's well worth the hike. #cumminsfalls #tn #travel tn