Cherry Creek Falls
Apr 28, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Cherry Creek Falls
- Region: Central Cascades
- Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
Getting to the falls is pretty easy but expect what you would expect on any NW trail this time of year. Mud, water and creek crossings along with mosquitoes that were out but not ravenous yet. We forgot the bug spray and it would have helped. To reach the falls stay on the road until you cross the bridge at Margaret Creek, then go to the top of the hill and take the road that continues uphill on the right, the main road goes left. Follow this down a long hill to the bottom where it goes right and left. Go left, it looks more like a real trail now but turns back into an old road soon enough. After rolling along and crossing 2 wide creeks on logs start watching the right for a purple ribbon on a tree and a trail leading into the woods. You will hear the water! Follow this side trail down and to the right and you come down on a camp spot above the falls and a side trail that leads to a nice beach across the pool from the falls.
Cherry Creek Falls was pretty and set in some nice green forest. It was full of rushing water from spring runoff. While we sat and ate our lunch we were visited by a pair of merganser ducks, they were pretty too! We had the place to ourselves while at the falls but counted 16 people out and about while we were hiking. Most of them were going to the falls but we did see 4mountain bikers and 2 girls on horseback so be prepared to run into people who aren't just hiking. This is a great hike for when you're waiting for the mountain stuff to thaw out, I look forward to another trip here in the future.