Duvall was historically the home of the Snoqualmie and other ancestral Tulalip Native American tribes. The center of present-day town was located on a hillside homesteaded by Francis and James Duvall, loggers who arrived in 1871. In 1968, nearly 3,000 fans attended a rock concert at a farm in Duvall where an upright piano was dropped from a helicopter. Performances included Country Joe and the Fish. This concert is well known to locals as the Piano Drop. This event inspired the Sky River Rock Festival which occurred later that year.
About 8,000 people as of 2020.
94.5% homes are owner-occupied (according to Census data).
Walk Score of 77/100. Bike Score of 38/100 (according to Walkscore.com).
Riverview School District
The Snoqualmie Valley Trail begins right in downtown Duvall and offers the opportunity to get out in any season. It parallels the Snoqualmie River and occupies the historic path of a spur line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific Railroad. Thanks to the trail’s convenient location, you can easily stretch your legs for just a few minutes, or head out and cover many miles, making your way toward Snoqualmie.
The Summer Concert Series at McCormick Park in Duvall is a free outdoor summer concert series that offers four evenings of entertainment with an eclectic array of outstanding performances. The concerts are set in Duvall’s scenic riverside McCormick Park and run on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The park is located on the east bank of the Snoqualmie River adjacent to Snoqualmie Valley Trail, and includes grass fields, trails, foot bridge, picnic tables, benches, signage, covered picnic area, and a sandbar along the river.
Cherry Creek Falls is a 5.1-mile out-and-back trail near Duvall and was originally the site of a logging camp in the first part of the 20th century. The 25-foot falls are the final waterfall along Cherry Creek. The falls drop over a wide, rocky ledge into a large pool. Cherry Creek flows well all year long, but by autumn the left-hand side of the falls usually dries up. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking, and running, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.
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