Cherry Creek Falls Trail is a 4.9 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
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
623 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

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. This trail is not well marked and crosses many other trails, so its best to use the map/GPS along the way.

hiking
3 days ago

Relatively flat, wide gravel trail. Nice waterfall area at the end. Mostly smaller growth trees in the beginning.

Convenient to Duvall.

hiking
17 days ago

Good well kept trail, first 2/3 is easy, well maintained path. Last night is a bit tougher and can get quite sloppy with heavy rains. Keeping to the left Allows for extension along older Logging roads. The last turn to the cause it’s not super obvious. Fun day hike.

21 days ago

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1 month ago

lots of ups and downs. lots of fungi..... fun hike with kids and critters. my only complaint..... need more signs.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail... very quiet - probably because of the time of year.. well kept, falls didn’t have much water but a nice place to hang out - esp. for the kids.. it’s an easy trail - saw some families with 4-6yr olds.. lot of people walking their dogs too..

1 month ago

Nice walk in the woods on easy trail. The falls would be more impressive earlier in the season I’m sure.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike nice and easy!

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2 months ago

great hike for the family and dogs

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2 months ago

watch out for all the slugs on the trail!

2 months ago

Such a great trail. I really didn’t think it was hard to find, even if you go off track a bit it’s still easy to get back and find the falls. Also it’s a pretty easy, fast hike. Falls are beautiful. Dogs and I absolutely loved getting in the water. And it feels so secluded, which added to its allure. My friend and I really enjoyed getting shots of the abandoned car as well......HOW DID IT GET THERE?!

hiking
2 months ago

2018/08/18 Saturday (Hiking Date). Took two hours - to and fro. I did not like it. Waterfall is very small not like the pictures shown. Hike it self is not pleasant and It is more of walk in the woods than hike. No proper signs, some confusion on trail route at couple of junctions, we made it though. 'All Trails' app map helps some extent. No designated parking lot. There is no board or sign at the trail head so it was confusing and had to wait for other hikers to come and follow them. Trail head is at Mountain View Rd and Cherry Valley Rd junction where couple of concrete blocks are placed. It is an easy and long walk. Do I go there again? Never.

3 months ago

The trail is clean and easy but people leave their trash there. There was a pile of trash by a tree. Diapers, cigaret butts and bags of dog poop everywhere. What is going on?

3 months ago

Beautiful hike but too much garbage once you get to the waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Parking was definitely a challenge. First visit on this trail. It was scenic and nice, several spots could have been wrong turns but we found our way. Not muddy at all today! Many families with small children, some thought it was a bit far to carry toddlers.

3 months ago

Great trail a few places not marked so well but loved the hike

4 months ago

Great waterfall hike with lots of wildflowers.

4 months ago

great loop hike with plenty of shady forest and fantastic pool of water at base of small waterfall. beware of broken glass in the water and around the pool.

hiking
4 months ago

was a great hike well worth it beautiful waterfall and the water was not that cold nor was it deep

hiking
4 months ago

Brought my kids (9,5, &4). We had a blast and they loved the cold water to splash in while looking at the pretty waterfall. Parking was very difficult with the construction.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike! Super chill, more of a long walk (still sweating though). You can hangout in at the bottom of the falls. So much beauty for minimal effort. GREAT for kids too. I recommend going around 8 or 9, it can be really busy any later than that.

hiking
4 months ago

Good hike, don’t need any forest passes.

4 months ago

great moderate hike beautiful

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Easy hike with nice rain forest feel. Falls at the end are pretty. There is no dedicated parking lot so you can only park on the road side at the trail head which gets full. Trail is VERY muddy so be prepared to get your shoes all covered in mud.

hiking
4 months ago

parking is awful. we had a good time on the hike, not too hard. this is a popular trail so be ready to share your view of the falls. oh, and don't forget the mud.

hiking
4 months ago

Really awesome! A kind of hike you can take with your family and friends that aren't used to walking. Went on a weekday really early in the day and it was empty. If you want to go there and not have much people traffic I suggest doing the same. Got there at 6 am, left at 10 and still no people which was great. Only on the was back did we encounter other hikers.

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4 months ago

One of my favorite trails, so beautiful and fun for your dog

wonderful hike ,great weather and a glorious trail

hiking
4 months ago

Had a great day of hiking, moderate traffic of people... Very nice hike! The falls were awesome!! Recommend this for tune up before more difficult hikes

hiking
4 months ago

We enjoyed this! It’s a moderate hike; I wouldn’t call it easy if you consider the Snoqualmie Valley Trail an easy hike. You’ll need sturdy shoes. Take some bug spray if you go in the evening. Great hike, beautiful waterfall. 5.4 miles round trip. It is signed well at first. There’s an unsigned junction that has an orange ribbon marking the correct path. Once you get near the waterfall, go right after you cross the creek to get to the falls.

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