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Cherry Creek Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Marckworth Forest

Cherry Creek Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 4.9 mile heavily 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 587 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Over grown

Private property

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Getting There

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. The start of the hike is on private property and all hikers should be respectful of parking rules, keep pets on leashes and keep their voices down so that the property owners will continue to allow access to this popular waterfall. 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.

No permit required. No toilet available at the trail head.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources PO Box 47000 1111 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA 98504-7000 (360) 902-1000

From the junction of SR 203 and Woodinville-Duvall Road in downtown Duvall, head north on SR 203 for about 500 feet, then turn right on NE Cherry Valley Road. Follow this road for 4.3 miles to Mountain View Road, turn left and park immediately at the junction (Cherry Valley Road becomes Kelly Road here).

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Ryan Zawisza
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Hiking

Great hike with my daughter. The water at the falls is only a few feet deep, so you can walk right up and practically under the water. My daughter loved it!

Paul Turner
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Hiking

Easy hike. Not much climbing. Good starter trail for kids but still interesting for adults. Trail is very wide for the first 1.5 miles. Dry in August, might get a little wet/muddy in fall and spring.

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Cole Whitaker
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We loved it. It did seem longer than 4.9 miles. My Argus app said we walked 6. Other than that it was beautiful!

Emily Ness
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Great easy hike with a refreshing waterfall at the end. Busy, but not overcrowded.

nick freeman
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HikingGreat!

A lil muddy but great for swimming and seeing the pretty falls

upasna gupta
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HikingGreat!

Superb view of the fall at the end. Saw a wrecked car on the way to the falls. Water was not deep and kids enjoyed having their feet soaked in the water.

AngeDC User
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We got to trail head at 8:30am on Friday and were able to find parking. On the way to falls we only saw a couple groups of people. On the way out there were several groups. About half the people had on masks. At 1.5 miles in take a right at the T. This will lead you past the second crashed car and down to the falls. Kids and dogs were swimming in the falls. It looked deep enough to enjoy a dip. There are spots to sit and have a snack and enjoy the falls.

Elizabeth Blowers
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Parking on the side of the road and people whip around it so be careful. Most people had masks. Dogs allowed (mine did fine). Very muddy and wet and you cross water a couple times. Would make a great swimming hole on a warm day!

Aaron Lindstrom
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Fun and not too bad given the rain.

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Darrin Dexheimer
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Great hike. Not hard but the the trail was a bit overgrown in spots.

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Ian Philip
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Alicia DeGeus
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Be really careful not to turn down the road that says private property! Google maps told me to and it lead to a house and an old very mean man came out and yelled at me. I get it that he probably gets tired of it happening but I had my kids and he didn’t need to be so mean. There is very little parking for the trail and we ended up having to go elsewhere. Hope to make it back on a weekday

Drew Crowell
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HikingGreat!

Great hike. Fun payoff. Doable for kids of all ages. Loop portion of return trail from top of falls is slightly overgrown but easily followed. Bring sandles or water shoes if you want to save you feet from the creek rocks

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Aaron Baumann
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We got there at about 9 AM on Sunday and it was already pretty packed. We ended up parking about 1/2 a mile down the road from the trailhead. It was a good hike for a hot day, with a lot of tree cover and the falls at the end. On the way out we ran into a lady who suggested taking a split in the path. If you do that you end up at the top of the falls. We didn't see anyone else on that part of the trail, and it does a good job of turning the out and back into more of a loop. There were a few slippery/muddy areas even though I can't remember the last time it rained around here, so I'm guessing it can get pretty muddy. I was a little nervous about the "[PRIVATE PROPERTY]" tag on this trail, but it's pretty intuitive. Masks appeared to be very optional on this trail.

Sharon Bond
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Hiking

Lovely trail, lots of shading, huge trees. Moderately trafficked on a perfect Friday afternoon. Easy hike. Plenty of dogs, families. No facilities. Yes- crazy rusted-out vehicle along the trail and picturesque waterfall at the end. A log to jump off into very cool water. Many doing just that!

Nina Ayuson
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Beautiful waterfalls, but how did the car get there? Still wondering ;)

Jan Caraang
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Jose Garcia
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Tight trail, lots of creeks, and rivers. Some nice lookout points. Old wrecked cars. End of trail is beautiful.

Anokhi Shah
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Beautiful falls. Bugs. Water was cool to step in.

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Melynda Williams
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Beautiful shady hike. Started 9 am on Thursday morning and the trail was not crowded. People wore masks and some didn’t but everyone was courteous. The falls are refreshing and water was very clear. It was even deep enough for some to jump off a log sticking out of the water. Great place to recoup before heading back. There is a trail that goes to the top of the falls also. By the time we started back, more people were coming. Street parking was full when we left at 12:30. The hike to the falls took us an hour and a half with teens and tweens. I can see it being muddy but we went after a 4 day hot streak and there was only a couple of spots that were muddy but easily passable. Highly recommend. This was a moderate easy hike.

Melanie Herbin
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Hiking

Super easy. Pretty much all flat

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Meg R.
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Hiking

Easy hike. Saw a lot of mask wearing as well! Definitely would recommend keeping right at the loop towards the end and then going back the way you came from the falls. The other way is pretty overgrown although still passable.

Jessica A.
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nice trail, more easy than moderate.

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