Cherry Creek Falls Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Duvall, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A hike along old logging roads to 25 foot tall waterfall on Cherry Creek just outside of Duvall, WA. From the parking area, find a concrete block at the corner of Cherry Valley Rd and Mountain View Rd. From there take a short hike to a forest road. Follow this road-turned-trail and the corresponding junctions as follows. At one mile you'll cross Margaret Creek on a bridge, shortly after stay left at the first junction and right at the second (ignoring any grassy overgrown roads). After climbing a short hill, stay right at the third junction and proceed downhill. Where the road makes a sharp hairpin to the right at 1.5 miles, head left on a muddy track through the woods. This eventually turns back into a road. Keep following straight for another mile to Hannan Creek (large washout that has been leveled by large machinery). Just after crossing Hannan Creek, head right on a muddy two-track. The branch is just off the main trail slightly hidden from view by a large dirt pile. Following the sound of the falls. Shortly a firepit area is reached overlooking the falls, with a short path leading to its base, a total of 2.7 miles from the trailhead.
No snow on trail but it was quite muddy in spots. The creek that you have to ford was quite high so my boots got water in them...bring extra socks. the falls at the end was worth it. A very peaceful hike.
Extremely icy trail today. The sun was shining and many people were trying to walk the trail, however everyone but 2 we met turned back before reaching the waterfall. We also turned back 1.5 miles into the hike. It was still a lovely area to hike.
it was very muddy and had many hills. there were not many people on the hike. it seemed pretty quiet. I actually didn't make it all the way there. I had to top and turn around. I ended up walking back in the dark. it was still very quiet. no wild life seemed to be around. decent exercising hike.
trail was wide and pretty easy to follow with the GPS on the all trails map. hiked it today and river was about 12" deep, feet got really wet. we took the lower trail there and the river was so deep we turned around and went to the upper trail to cross. falls were really large and pretty. lots of mud everywhere. sounds of dripping water from a culvert one group said it was an animal... just water I promise. only saw 3 groups. dogs loved this hike as it's nice and wide. lower trail is all single track and lots of logs over trail. I wouldn't take the lower trail again till atleast summer.
Confusing once you cross the river. Just keep walking straight ahead even after you are the logs. Then follow the sound of water, to your right.
Very confusing trail, even when following the reviews from people on this app. We hiked a mile past the trail leading to the waterfall because there were no signs or mile markers telling us which way to go. Very frustrating, it was like the trail never stopped? The trail was rocky and muddy at some spots along with water holes to cross. On our way back to the trailhead we came across three people who had hiked this trail previously, they had told us the waterfall was past the big river bank and to the right was the trail leading down to the waterfall. At some point we will hike this again, now that we know which trail leads us to the waterfall. For hikers wanting to hike this trail stay on the "main trail" after coming to a river/ clearing area where you have to cross over on logs the trail is to the right fork leading you to the waterfall.
Follow the signs (made with rocks - not sure how long they will last) to get to the falls! Good quick and easy hike.
Not much to the falls but well maintained if not well marked trail.