Chasing Dreams and Rainbows: A Magical Journey to Cumberland Falls State Park

Chasing Dreams and Rainbows: A Magical Journey to Cumberland Falls State Park

In a world that never stops spinning, Cumberland Falls State Park stands as a haven of natural wonder, inviting travelers to step into a realm where time slows down and dreams come alive. As a seasoned traveler with a heart that beats for adventure, I couldn't resist the allure of this enchanting destination. Cumberland Falls is a masterpiece painted by Mother Nature herself.  It's no wonder she has been nicknamed the 'Niagara Falls of the South'. Being from New York myself, I can surely see the resemblance! 

Cumberland Falls State Park 

Cumberland Falls State Park

Witnessing the Majestic Cumberland Falls: The parking lot is only steps from the roaring cascade of Cumberland Falls, which is an experience that words can hardly capture. The moment I laid eyes on this majestic waterfall, it felt as though time stood still – a memory etched forever in the tapestry of my travels. The rainbow is magnificent and was made as a natural selfie station for sure!  

The Dance of Moonbows: Cumberland Falls is famed for its moonbow, a rare lunar rainbow phenomenon that graces the night skies during a full moon. I wasn't fortunate enough to witness this spectacle firsthand because it only happens during a full moon but I hope to someday see it!

Cumberland Falls State Park Cumberland Falls State Park 

Exploring the Natural Treasures: Beyond the falls, Cumberland Falls State Park is a treasure trove of natural wonders waiting to be discovered. Hiking through lush forests, I felt a profound connection with the earth beneath my feet. The sound of rustling leaves and chirping birds formed a symphony that echoed the heartbeat of the wilderness. 

Cumberland Falls State Park

Kindling Campfire Stories: We stayed in our van at the camping area and appreciate the natural landscape and spacious spots!  The bathrooms were quite clean for a state park!

DO NOT MISS THIS: Cumberland Falls State Park offers a trail that leads to Eagle FallsNestled within the lush landscapes of Cumberland Falls State Park, Eagle Falls presents a picturesque scene that captivates the senses. The falls gracefully descend from the rocky cliffs above, forming a delicate veil of water that sparkles in the sunlight.

Cumberland Falls State Park Cumberland Falls State Park

NOTE:

  • Parking is a pull-off with only a couple spots
  • Pets are not allowed on this trail (for good reason)
  • There are a LOT of stairs and the hike is along the cliffside so take caution if you have small children or are not a seasoned hiker
  • If there was heavy rain, trail might be closed

If I only had one day (which I did on this trip), I would see Cumberland Falls first and hike the very short path that starts at the parking lot.  Then I would head to Eagle Falls and hike that trail before heading back to camp for smores and a smoky fire to keep the bugs away!

Cumberland Falls State Park

Fellow wanderers, pack your bags, set your compass, and prepare to be swept away by the allure of Cumberland Falls State Park – where dreams are chased and memories are woven into the fabric of a life well-traveled. 🌄🌈 #CumberlandFallsMagic #WanderlustUnveiled

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