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.
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.
Never come in March. There was no sense of direction there either.
Fun and dirty hike. Road conditions were good. You just Park on the street. The trail is very muddy and you have to go thru/over creeks, but the falls at the end are lovely.
It's not a bad hike. The only issue was crossing the creek. If you're hiking on a cold day I would suggest you bring rain boots to cross it but in the summer time it may be fun and the waterfall is amazing. The hike is a bit confusing since there are quite a few off trails but you'll eventually get there. It's not easy to get lost. Oh and just keep in mind it doesn't have any parking lot only street parking. No bathroom. So do your business first before going there.
Absolutely beautiful and fun!
First time doing this trail and the kids loved it. A little muddy but not a big deal.
It was a nice first trial since I moved to the Pacific Northwest. The trail was not as muddy as expected. The Falls were nice and great place to relax a bit. Will visit again
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.