Hike to Teneriffe Falls (Kamikaze Falls)
Washington › Teneriffe Falls Trailhead, Northbend
Added by Molly Adshead
Incredible waterfallLush, dense forestSome fantastic views on the way to the fallsDistance- 6 miles round tripElevation gain: 1,420 ftHighest Point: 2370
The lesser known Mt Si Rd trail starts off as a relatively flat road. This continues for two miles until you reach the Teneriffe Falls sign. Upon turning right at this junction, the terrain takes a shift and the incline steepens. This is where most of the elevation is gained.
The rest of the way is a series of rocky switchbacks. Be wary of the loose rocks, but don't forget to soak in the beauty of this lush forest. Occasionally you'll be able to catch scenic views from above the trees and the seemingly endless greenery.
Exploring the falls is a must, but take care where you step; the surrounding areas are rocky, somewhat steep and slippery. Here is a great photo op, especially using your friends to compare to the massive height of Teneriffe Falls. Spring and Summer are prime times for this hike, as the glacial melt will improve the waterfall's size.
Take note that the parking area is very small and on peak days can become crowded. The Discover pass is also required.
Sturdy hiking boots or shoes
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A great hike with a beautiful waterfall. There are some narrow spots on the switchbacks which make passing on a busy day tough. I saw some kids out there making the trek to the top but the parents did have to carry them often.
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