Cummins Falls which is around an hour and ten minute drive from Nashville is a state park and waterfall located on the Blackburn Fork River just outside of Cookeville, Tennessee. With a total height of 75-feet, Cummins Falls is the eighth largest waterfall in Tennessee. To reach the falls, one must hike around 0.6 miles through tough but doable terrain. Water shoes and other hiking gear is strongly recommended. Once at the falls theres a large pool perfect for swimming and a number of spots to climb. To access the waterfall, one must purchase a gorge pass from Cummins Falls website. Looking for something outdoorsy to do on a hot summer day in Nashville? A day trip to Cummins Falls is a great choice.