CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Mount Teneriffe

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,800 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Two Options to meet the group

1) Meet at the Tibbett's park & ride  - and carpool to the TH

If people would like to carpool, we will meet at the Tibbett’s Park & Ride @ 6:35, leave for the Mount Teneriffe trailhead @ 6:45, arriving @ 7:15. We hope to start hiking around 7:30.

2) Meet at the Mount Teneriffe parking lot/TH

If you choose to drive directly to the TH, we will see you at the Mount Terriffe parking lot at 7:15. You will need a Discover pass to park in the parking lot.

Directions to the Tibbett’s Park & Ride

Take exit 15 (WA-900 W/17th Avenue NW) off I-90 eastbound. Take a right at the bottom of the ramp. Drive approximately ½ mile and turn left on Newport Way NW. Take the first right into the Tibbetts Valley Park & Ride. (Not the multi-level parking garage on your left.) Drive into the parking lot past the Skate park.

Directions to the Trailhead

From I-90, take exit 32 (436th Avenue SE). Turn left (north) over the freeway and drive 0.5 miles to SE North Bend Way. Turn left (west), and in 0.25 mile turn right (north) on SE Mount Si Road. In 2.9 miles (past the Little Si and Mount Si trailheads), you will reach a 70-car paved parking area on the left. A Discover Pass is required to park here. Restrooms are available at the trailhead.

Join us in climbing North Bend’s Mount Teneriffe! The elevation is a little more than the July hikes call for (3800 ft vs 2500-3500 ft).

The Mount Teneriffe trail is long, but it is lovely and extremely well-graded. The trail also goes through many different sections of the mountain - second-growth forest, areas with creek after creek, and quiet, more forested areas. It's a feast for the eyes and senses and is a highly enjoyable climb.

The singletrack to the summit is lovely and a nice change of pace. It does go up and over a false summit, down again, and then back up at the very end. The last section is a bit of a scramble, but doable.

The parking lot at the Mount Teneriffe Trailhead is open 7 – 5 and is gated and locked outside of these hours. 

We plan to stop for food at Rio Bravo in North Bend after the hike.

This is a CHS 2 hike and will be led at an overall pace of 2.0-2.5 mph.  This is usually a fairly quiet trail especially after the Teneriffe Falls junction.

Make sure to bring your rain jacket, your lunch and the rest of your 10 essentials.

Other info

On a clear day, it’s been reported that the views on Mount Teneriffe are far better than neighboring Mount Si and on a really good day Mount Baker, Glacier Peak and Mount Rainier along with hundreds of mountains in the Olympics and the Cascades are represented.

FYI:  The mountain takes its name from the island of Tenerife in Spain.   


Mount Teneriffe

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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