Cherry Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 310 reviews

Cherry Creek Falls Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Duvall, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

PARKING NOTICE: All visitor vehicles must park off the county road (Mountain View Road). Any cars parked on the road will be ticketed and towed by the King County Sheriffs Department as the roadway needs to remain clear for emergency vehicles to pass. 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. Visitors will reach a fire pit area overlooking the falls, with a short path leading to its base, a total of 2.7 miles from the trailhead.

hiking
17 hours ago

Very easy, long hike..last few feet down to the falls was a decline with lose dirt, be careful & enjoy this beautiful area!

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15 days ago

A Great Hike over two hills . Bring plenty of water, and some sort of navigation. The major turns are easy enough as long as you have direction, but the last one threw my group for a loop for a moment, but we found the way. (as mentioned elsewhere, look for a crashed car. how'd that get there?) The falls themselves are beautiful, if not as breathtaking as some others. The pool was clear, and had quite a few swimmers. We didn't see any arrows on the trail, but we might just be blind.

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18 days ago

The hike was a nice relaxing jaunt through some old growth. There are a few forks along the way, just stick to what looks like the main path if you're trying to reach the falls. You should see two abandoned cars along the path, one near the beginning and the other soon after taking a right at the last major fork. The falls are small but pleasant, and swimmable if you're into that sort of thing.

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22 days ago

Do not park on Mountain View Road.. on the pavement. You will be towed/ticket.
There is no real trail head parking...

hiking
24 days ago

Good easy hike for a morning or afternoon.

Took about 2.5 hrs to complete.

At the intersections go left then right then right.

Quite pretty but a little crowded and narrow.

walking
24 days ago

I loved the trail and the waterfall was really nice, make sure you look for the rock arrow on the path or you will miss the turn to the waterfall, don't be like me and walk a mile past and realize you went the wrong way

hiking
25 days ago

Great easy hike. Good for the whole family. This is one of my favorites. Shaded by trees the entire way. This hike is getting more and more popular, so parking is hard to find on the weekends.