Only about 1.5 hours outside of Nashville - Cummins Falls is the perfect day trip!
390 Cummins Falls Lane
Cookeville, TN 38501
WARNING: You'll need to purchase a Gorge access permit before you go. https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/cummins-falls/permits
They make you watch a 5 minute training video as hiking down to the falls is pretty treacherous. It's about 1.5 miles to HIKE to the base of the falls.
Recommended Packing List:
Water shoes or old tennis shoes - I'm serious, I watched people do this in flip flops and they were having the worst time. The rocks are sharp and slippery!
Towel (maybe leave in the car)
Bug Spray would've been amazing
They don't allow coolers or alcohol.
Have fun and share you pics!