25-foot falls and large pool make this the perfect summer hike. Although, you can experience the falls all year round!
Length: 5.0 miles roundtrip
Gain: 450 feet
Highest Point: 705 feet
Pets: Allowed on a leash
Level for Families: Easy; Bring the kids!
Pass / Cost: No pass needed; FREE
Facilities: There are no toilets at the trailhead. Potty before you go!
Trailhead Co-ordinates: 47.7457, -121.9076
PLEASE BE AWARE: The Cherry Creek Falls Trail entrance is a courtesy easement located on private property for approximately one-half mile from the trailhead entrance. In order for hikers to continue to enjoy access privileges, please remain on main path, observe leash laws and keep noise to a minimum as a courtesy to homeowners along trail. Any cars parked illegally on the road could be towed.
Driving Directions: There is no designated public parking area for for Cherry Creek Falls. Look for signs indicating this and do not park where roads are signed “Private Road”. Cars illegally parked on the road may be ticketed or towed.
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 on the west shoulder of Mountain View Road. Parking is limited to the shoulder of Mountain View Road only. There is no trail access near road signs marked Private or No Parking.
This trail is great for family adventures. It’s about 2.5 miles to the falls and pool. Allow yourself some time to go and enjoy the water. Even in mid-summer, the pool was CHILLY! It felt great on a hot August day!
About .75 miles in to the hike, you’ll cross Margaret Creek on a bridge. Continue to follow the main trail and avoid any grassy or overgrown roads.
About 1.5 miles in, the road will make a sharp hairpin turn to the right. Continue forward and veer left where you will pass a crashed car.
There are other trails you “could” take and extend your outing. My husband took 5 kids on this trail alone for the first time and decided to take a “shortcut”. He made their 5 mile hike a total of 9 miles. It’s still a running joke about taking shortcuts with the kids, but he couldn’t pass up the chance to adventure through the beautiful forest. In the end, everyone LOVED this trail and have nothing but happy memories… well, maybe some of them.
View more beautiful images from Cherry Creek Falls Trail in our gallery below!
To view up to date trail conditions, visit here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/cherry-creek-falls