Mount Teneriffe

A very strenuous 14 mile day hike with 3,800 feet of elevation gain that passes the beautiful Kamikaze Falls in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area near North Bend.

Getting there

Take Exit 32 off of I-90 near North Bend. Turn left, crossing over I-90, and follow 468th Ave NE to SE North Bend Way and turn left.  Turn right onto SE Mount Si Road. After crossing the bridge across the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, continue ~3 miles to the large paved parking area on the left (820 ft).

Notes

  • The parking lot open only from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
  • The school-bus turnaround is now off-limits for parking.

on the trail

mount teneriffe (4,788 ft)

a strenuous 14-mile round trip hike with 3,800 feet of elevation gain

From the parking lot, take the new 0.6-mile access trail and turn left on the old logging road. This road quickly narrows to a trail which goes first north then turns west. After 0.4 mile on this trail, look for the sign marked "Teneriffe Falls" and take it. This recently improved trail follows switchbacks in and out of a talus field until it reaches Kamikaze (aka Teneriffe) Falls at about 2,450 ft.

Just before reaching the falls, look for a climbers trail to the right. Follow this trail as it climbs 400 feet to a saddle at about 2,950 ft and turn left heading directly up the ridge. There may be several bootpaths but they typically converge and diverge as you ascend the ridge. At about 4,300 ft the trail heads leftward through a high meadow and a rock band. After passing through a last stand of trees, reach the summit at 4,788 ft, a short scramble beyond the trees. 

notes

  • On the descent take care to follow the path up as it is possible to stray onto the wrong ridge.
  • Alternatively, from the summit it is possible to descend northwest along a ridge until intersecting with the terminus of an old logging road. This logging road can be followed to loop back to the trailhead, or it can be used to connect a Teneriffe - Mount Si traverse hike.
  • Shorter trips can be made to-and-from and/or including the Talus Loop Trail.

scramble routes

mount teneriffe (4,788 ft)

8 miles round trip with 4,100 feet of elevation gain

In winter or spring, Mount Teneriffe becomes a scramble. The mileage will vary a bit depending on how much of the trail may be hiked and how much snow must be scrambled. Serendipity Ridge is a nice alternative.

blowdown mountain (4,560 ft) and crater lake mountain (4,351 ft)

a 12-mile round trip scramble with 4,400 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 4, technical 2

From top of Mount Si continue on the path and road to where that road terminates northwest of Mount Teneriffe. Ascend past 4,440 ft, then follow the ridge northwest, descend west to a saddle, and then ascend continuing west to the summit of Blowdown Mountain. The views are not great, but in winter, this is all that daylight may allow. From Blowdown Mountain, travel north, descending to a saddle and then ascending to Crater Lake Mountain.

Dixie Peak (4,606 ft)

a scramble with 4,400 feet of elevation gain, difficulty: strenuous 4, technical 4

From top of Mount Si continue on the path and road to where that road terminates northwest of Mount Teneriffe. Ascend past 4,440 ft, then follow the ridge northwest and then north to Dixie Peak.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • 4,788 ft
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
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  • Mount Teneriffe/Serendipity Ridge
  • Teneriffe to Talus Loop
  • Teneriffe & Talus Loop
  • Blowdown Mountain
  • Crater Lake Mountain
  • Crater Lake & Blowdown Mountains
  • Dixie Peak
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