Cherry Creek Falls

RATING - 26.0

VR - 8.0 (Big) HR - 1.5 SR - 14/20


DIFFICULTY - Fairly Difficult

LOCATION - Duvall Area

TYPE - Segmented

HEIGHT - 25'

WIDTH - 60'

DIRECTIONS - Drive north along Highway 203 from Duvall for a few hundred feet and turn east onto NE Cherry Valley Road. In a little over four miles, turn left onto Mountain View Road and park at the intersection. On the east side of the road is a blue post of some sort. Find the path behind it and follow it to a dirt road. Start walking up the road. In 3/4 of a mile, you will cross a bridge over a creek. Keep walking up the road, taking the following forks: left (the right hand road is overgrown), left, and straight/right. You will know you're on the correct road because it becomes covered with trees and begins to head steadily downhill. Once you reach the bottom of the hill continue straight instead of turning back to the right. Stay along this rough road, crossing many small streams and trees covering the road. About 2 miles from the car, you will cross Hannan Creek (second of two large washouts). Just after crossing, find a pathway heading right into the woods. This will eventually end right at the falls in a few hundred yards.

This great waterfall occurs where large volume Cherry Creek spreads out into two segments and drops about 25'. The left side of the waterfall drops in a curtain of water, unfortunately covered with a large log stuck in the middle. The right side spreads out into a lovely fan-shaped drop. The pool at the base of the falls seems to be a swimming hole during the summer time. As I was setting up my tripod and camera, a bald eagle flew right over my head and over the top of the falls. It was pretty cool.