Cherry Creek Falls Trail

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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 good for all skill levels. 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.

8 days ago

Great hike! Just did this for Mother’s Day. Kids of all ages and dogs were here as well. Good for families. Totally can make it harder if you want.
Bring a swim suit or you will regret it on a hot day!

8 days ago

Wow!!! Very tiring hike. Take plenty of water, comfortable shoes.

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9 days ago

I got there at 11am on Sunday Mother’s Day. I knew it would be busy but there were already over 100 cars parked along the road and I had to park a mile down the road. Please park legally and kindly-knowing people live there and that there are tons of people walking the road. The hike was amazing and only a little muddy with one main stream crossing. Lots of families with little ones and dogs. You can swim and walk around in the pool without shoes which was amazing! Totally worth hiking to the top of falls, way less people and much cooler on a warm day. There was a police officer giving tickets when I was hiking out to those that parked in the clearly marked no parking zones so kept that in mind.

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15 days ago

It was a great hike! I was especially happy hiking with two kids (9 and 4 year olds). The trail was a bit muddy but not bad. Even a person who gets tired easily could do it with few stops here and there. The trail might be a bit tricky if raining, but the coming weeks will definitely be alright. It is a beautiful waterfall and the kids loved it. The pool of water under the falls is clear and not shallow. If extra cloths are there, the kids can even play a little bit with water given that you have some time to spend near the falls. You can sit right next to the falls and enjoy a snack! When the sun falls through the trees, it looks very beautiful and if your kids love to observe nature, there are nice wildflowers, mushrooms, slugs, butterflies and bugs to see on the way to the trail. Crossing over the little water streams gave a lot of fun to the kids.

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23 days ago

The trail was very muddy when I went in end of April so be aware. There are no signs so some hikers we talked to went the wrong trail and we were just lucky. At the first split, go to the trail that has a orange string tied on the branch.

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1 month ago

Not a bad little trail. My first ever Washington hike. Very nice!

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1 month ago

Limited parking so go early. Good trail. creek crossing a bit tricky but the views at end are worth it. would do this again.

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2 months ago

Easy hike definitely not moderate. Only downside was it was not well marked but we didn't have too much issue navigating. Muddy. Pretty falls.

2 months ago

This hike wasn’t tough. It’s easy not moderate. Signage was really bad, went the wrong way twice. Nice stroll though. Wear boots...there is a good amount of mud and 2-3 washed out sections.

2 months ago

Quick and easy hike without hardly any elevation change. The falls at the end of this trail are pretty. It was moderately trafficked in the middle of the day. There are a couple spots where you need to cross the water, so be prepared for that.

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2 months ago

So fun! And easy, great walk through the woods with abandoned cars along the way!

2 months ago

very easy hike with such a gorgeous waterfall at the end. definitely worth the free hours in and out. definitely must on spots close to the falls.

2 months ago

This hike was great if you want to be ensconced in the beautiful trees of the PNW. Beautiful, Easy trail with some descent signs so didn’t get lost. The trail is rated as moderate but I would say it is on the easier side. (And I am not an expert hiker) We did have to cross the creek on a log...probably the most difficult part, but you can just cross easily if you don’t mind getting a bit wet.

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2 months ago

Beautiful day hike walking on a rolling widened trail through the evergreen forest. The falls at the end were well worth the trip. Picturesque picnic spot at the falls as well.

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2 months ago

Cute and fairly short trail near Seattle. Perfect on this cloudy Sunday afternoon.
Be aware of the creek to pass before the waterfall. Either you have to cross a log that’s slippery or to get your feet soaked in the water. It was difficult with three small dogs, but managed to do it.

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2 months ago

It's the easiest to get to the falls if you stayed on the main path of what looks like an access road for the most part. Sections of the trail are washed, so bring some hiking shoes... the view of the falls was worth the mud patches.

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2 months ago

Trail was confusing because it had two trails that led to the waterfall, trail was super muddy as well. Also didn’t have a designated path in the beginning so a little hard to find, other than that very beautiful scenes and waterfall!

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3 months ago

Easy and beautiful

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3 months ago

Lots of mud. The log bridge was super slippery and the water was running deep enough it was over the top of my tall boot.

3 months ago

It was really good, but be ready to get wet and moody.

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3 months ago

I did this trail this past Wednesday, 2/7/18. My friend and I started the hike around 1:30 PM, and ended up back at my car at 4:30 PM. I’m not sure if we turned off somewhere, but we ended up completely missing the falls.
The hike itself gave up a good workout, and it was a bit muddy, but the trees were beautiful and it was peaceful to get outside for a while.

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3 months ago

Went on a sunny morning a few weeks ago. Trail was muddy in some areas. The log at the end was a little tricky to cross over but nothing to keep you from seeing the falls. My fiancé and I went on a week day and had the waterfall to ourselves. It was a perfect hike and I will for sure be back!

3 months ago

went on Jan 31. it had rained hard the day before. The falls were thundering.

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4 months ago

Nice and easy hike, wide trail (road) and well groomed. The waterfall is a beautiful payoff at the end. The creek we had to cross before reaching the waterfall was running full. You could either try to cross that and soak your socks or balance across the 15 foot tree. Some people chose to crawl across the tree. It was muddy but manageable. It’s a quick and fun hike.

5 months ago

Very nice, great ending

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5 months ago

Trail was easy to find and follow until the last time we had to cross the water about 2.5 miles in. More than a foot deep and strong, we climbed over the logs in the water, very unstable tho. After that we went straight ahead until we met others who couldn’t find the falls, they are at a right turn after the last part through water. Hope that helps and makes sense, if not, we checked the all trails app for directions and help. Fun and easy hike. Waterfall was beautiful.

Easy quick hike to some very pretty falls. Trail was in great shape, stay right at intersections and you'll find it easily. After last right you will see the yellow car in about 10 minutes which will let you know your on the right track. Also there are 2 wood signs up on a tree to help you navigate.

6 months ago

The Eve z

6 months ago

The family and I really enjoyed this hike. It is well maintained and had enough "points of interest" (the bridge, the crashed car, the waterfall) to keep the kids interested. Beware of the fork in the road where both directions look like they could possibly be "the way". We took the left option and went about 20 minutes out of our way. I'm not sure if that path eventually leads to the falls because we doubled back and went to the right instead. I will say that the right-hand path is way prettier and we would have missed the crashed car taking the left path, which would have led to devastated kids. We had a blast and the falls are beautiful. I really wanted to wade on in even though the water was frigid this time of year!

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7 months ago

Easy hike in, trail was well defined

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