Cherry Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 323 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

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

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.

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19 days ago

Fun, short hike. I would rate it somewhere in-between easy and moderate. The pathway is wide, flat, with some small sized rocks. At the trail there are multiple points where the pathway forks into two routes. Follow what looks to be the main pathway, and where it starts to get tricky follow the rock arrows on the ground (someone kindly has left stone arrows to point out the way). When you get to the point of the falls, there is a pathway that you have to take in order to get to the bottom of the falls. That part was steep, and we very slowly went down with hiking poles. Easy to slip at this point. Would recommend hiking boots and poles just because of that part of the hike. Once there you can sit near the waterfall, and have lunch/jump in for a swim. No pestering mosquitos which was a major plus! Very crowded today because of the Labor Day holiday, but most likely less trafficked on other days of the week. Enjoy!

19 days ago

This is an easy hike that is family and dog friendly. The trail is mostly nice and wide, for hiking in tandem. While I haven't done it, I think it would be a great trail run with some rocks but a generally nice trail. The water was cold-even at the end of August!

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29 days ago

5 miles round trip. great hike. bring your swimsuit for a dip in the water when you reach the falls!

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This is an easy trail that feels more like a walking path if you're an avid hiker. There are two ways you can get down to the falls (where the trail forks).

Left takes you on an upper trail. You will have to cut over to the right once you get to the river bank. Turn right again at the next main trail and you'll hear the falls.

Right takes you down past the second abandoned car other people mentioned. This trail is more direct and will get you straight to the falls but is more overgrown.

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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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