Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

A moderate 6.5 mile day hike with 1,300 feet of elevation gain to a beautiful waterfall 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

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.

notes

  • The falls overlook can only accommodate about 3 to 4 people.
  • The falls overlook area has slippery rocks and steep dropoffs. Be extra careful here, especially with young children.

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

  • Permits are required in this area for all fee-based (course-related) activities, regardless of group size.  Leaders may list trips at this route/place with the understanding that they need to verify that a permit has been obtained before running the trip (if required as outlined above). Permit applications are submitted to WA Department of Natural Resources annually in December. Please contact info@mountaineers.org with any additional questions. More details about permitting on WA DNR land as it applies to Mountaineers trips, as well as our current year Land Use License, can be found here.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • 2,400 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Si NRCA
  • Parking Permit Required: Discover Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
Activities

Upcoming Activities

CHS Tacoma June Hikes - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Moderate
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
No Prerequisites
1 participant
Registration closes Jun 19
Tacoma Branch

August Hikes: 4 miles to 7 miles, 600 to 2,000 feet gain - Teneriffe Falls

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
This hike counts toward your monthly required GoHike course hike for August.
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Aug 7, 2022
No Prerequisites
10 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration opens Jul 8; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
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  • Kamikaze Falls
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