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 1 Hike - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Hike to a beautiful waterfall in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area near North
Difficulty: Moderate
Mon, May 3, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens Apr 21
Seattle Branch

CHS Tacoma May 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
Sat, May 15, 2021
No Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closes May 13
Tacoma Branch

GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-7 miles, <1,500 feet - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
A moderate 6.5 mile day hike with 1,300 feet of elevation gain to a beautiful
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jun 19, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens May 21; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Day Hiking Trip
PREFERENCE TO OLYMPIA BRANCH CONDITIONING HIKING SERIES PARTICIPANTS. Trip may open to general membership at
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Jun 22
Olympia Branch

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry
Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Jun 30, 2021
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist 0 instructors
Registration closes Jun 28
Foothills Branch

GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-7 miles, <1,500 feet - Kamikaze (Teneriffe) Falls

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
A moderate 6.5 mile day hike with 1,300 feet of elevation gain to a beautiful
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jul 17, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jun 18
Foothills Branch
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