Day Hike - Talus Loop via Teneriffe Trailhead


Day Hike - Talus Loop via Teneriffe Trailhead

Join my 8 month old baby and me on this less crowded, peaceful forest hike. We will pass several waterfalls, get a brief valley view with a glimpse of Mt. Rainier and take a break in an old growth forest before finishing the loop.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,427 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,147 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-2.5 mph

Meet at the Mt. Teneriffe Trailhead at 9:15am and be geared up, ready to hike by 9:30am.  Carpooling is encouraged for those able to coordinate.  There are pit toilets at the trailhead.  Each vehicle at the trailhead must display a Discover Pass.

I will be carrying my 8 month old baby in my backpack.  We hike frequently and I don't foresee any issues, however I cannot predict with 100% certainty what she will do since she is a baby.  Please be flexible if I need to check on her at some point.  I may nurse her discreetly and change her diaper at the destination, but otherwise do not foresee needing to stop for her.  She usually either sleeps or happily takes in the views the entire hike.

We will take a clothing adjustment break after the initial uphill section, then our next long stop will probably be at Snag Flats, our destination.

This hike will take place rain or shine, so please plan accordingly with proper rain gear and warm layers.  Also, keep in mind that this trail is not on the Green Trails map, but there is an updated map at the trailhead and at this link:


Mount Teneriffe

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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