Cherry Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 237 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

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.

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Beautiful hike! My recording said 6.2 miles. We did this with our 8 & 5 year old. They were exhausted but did it! Lots of walking through salmon berry bushes! Gorgeous falls!

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3 days ago

A little muddy but I didn't mind. The falls was beautiful though! My Fitbit said it took me 5.75 miles.

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4 days ago

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4 days ago

OK hike. Bit long for the payoff. Falls are nice, imagine it would be good swimming hole on hot summer day, but quite a trek to get to it. Muddy in many spots and overgrown. South fork to the falls (past the car) is very narrow, overgrown, and muddy. Definitely recommend the north fork there and back - especially with young kids. Our 5 and 7 made it with no problem though.

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10 days ago

Got to the trail head around 11:30 today. Parking was on the side of the road, there were a few opening when we got there. Could see this being a problem when it's really just. You enter at the blue gate behind all the street signs. Trail was easy to walk through. There are a lot of forks in the road and small trails you can follow from the main trail. Can see this making it easy to get lost. Luckily someone had made arrows with sticks and rocks to let you know which way to go. You can sit at the top of the falls but have to walk on a log to do so. We didn't do this due to bringing our dogs. Stayed at the bottom for a while so the dogs could run around in the water.

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10 days ago

This is a hike you can do with kids and have fun. Really good!

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11 days ago

good hike nice water fall.

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17 days ago

Wasn't too hard of a hike. First hike in a long time and it was doable and the pay off was great, just a relaxing place to sit at the end of the hike.

great trail, not easy and not hard, good elevations going up and down nothing to steep. I recommend it to everyone because the end result is worth it. cheers

17 days ago