Cherry Creek Falls

Duvall, WA
Length: 5.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This 5 mile roundtrip hike is perfect for a hot day. The 25 foot falls are cool and refreshing and are flowing all year, although the left one tends to dry up by the end of the summer.  Find a parking spot along the edge of the road and enter the trailhead on the corner. The first half mile of the trail is private property accessed by an easement, so please be respectful. You will come upon a broken down vehicle in the woods perfect for a photo op. The trail can get confusing past this point. There are signs, but they are not always obvious so keep a sharp eye out.

Directions from the WTA website:

“At three-quarters of a mile you’ll cross Margaret Creek on a bridge. Shortly after that, 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. At 1.5 miles, the road makes a sharp hairpin to the right. Head left on a muddy track through the woods. Stay left at next junction to then rejoin the overgrown road. Taking a right at this junction leads you past a crashed car in the trees. Stay straight for another mile, hopping across a few creeks then arrive at Hannan Creek, a large washout that has been leveled by machinery. Ford the creek–walking sticks left by other hikers can be of assistance here.

The trail to the falls branches off to the right on the other side of Hannan Creek. It may be hidden from view by a large dirt pile. Follow the sound of the falls, and shortly a firepit area is reached, which overlooks the falls. There is a short path leading to the base of the falls, a total of two and a half miles from the trailhead.”

Bring clothes for swimming and a picnic lunch. Also bring a garbage bag, as this area has a lot of foot traffic in the summer and a lot of trash is left behind.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, and Waterfall

Cherry Creek Falls was originally the site of a logging camp.

Trail Contributor

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Hello! I am a former Journeyman Wireman turned stay-at-home mom to my four beautiful children. After growing up in the hot desert of Las Vegas, we decided to make a change and move to beautiful Snohomish County WA. I found my community here through Hike it Baby, and I now work to facilitate that for others. If you’re ever in my neck of the woods, come join me on a hike!