Kamikaze/Teneriffe Falls

#5 of 294 trails in Snoqualmie National Forest

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Kamikaze/Teneriffe Falls is a 6.06 mile out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail. From the falls you can continue to the top of Teneriffe.

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Erin Gronewald (52)

4 Completed2 Reviews

The waterfall was mostly dried up but there was a nice pool and a trickle of water still going. The rocky part of the trail was a little difficult on the way down but not impossible. My dog loved it.

Ian LeWinter (88)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Ian LeWinter (88)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Ken Gronewald (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice shady trail....especially good for a hot sunny day-hike. We started early...8:30am and only saw other hikers as we were coming down. No water on the falls though, due to the dry weather the last 9 months.

Robert Salazar (138)

2 Completed2 Reviews

First 1.5 miles is nice, the 2nd half is a good elevated climb, very rocky in areas along the trail though. Good scenic spots on the way up to the waterfall too! I'd do the hike again and then do the kamikazes trail up to Teneriffe Peak.

Sequoia Wilson (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I loved this trail! We live about an hour away and found it no problem with gps. We brought my dog and she had a wonderful time, even though it was pouring rain. Absolutely beautiful hike, with fantastic views from many points. While not extremely strenuous, was not exactly easy either. The switchbacks are rocky and pretty steep on the last mile or so up. All the elevation gain is the last mile and a half in. Just be prepared to work some legs!!!
Beautiful, clean, well worth the trip kind of hike.

Monica F. (165)

Thanks all for the earlier posts on trail conditions and parking.

Trail head is difficult to find. Go out Mt. Si Road past Mt. Si entrance, watch for sign on right for bus turnaround to the left. Park in the turnaround (Discover Pass required) but leave room for bus to turnaround. Very limited parking. Went on a weekday morning in the hopes of less foot traffic.

Great trail, easy to moderate. Agree with other posts, hiking boots a must, walking sticks helpful. Easy trail with slight incline to start, trail has some rocks. Was hoping to get to Kamikaze Falls, but came to the sign for Teneriffe Falls first. Headed up that trail, instead. Trail is still pretty wide and easy, still slight incline, then you come to the switchbacks. Lots of rocks (not gravel) used to maintain the trail. Switchbacks start. Only made it about 3/4 of the way up before we headed back down. Once we got back to the bottom of the trail (sign) headed out another mile or so to see if we could get to Kamikaze Falls. Lots of trail work being done, crossed 3 bridges with small waterfalls.

Great hike for a workout, enjoyed the beautiful day and blue skies. Looking forward to doing this hike again and hopefully getting to Kamikaze Falls and to the top of Teneriffe Falls. . . maybe even the top of the Mt. Teneriffe. I've been reading that it's a pretty steep climb to the top. Probably worth the view.

Richard Woltjer (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great, moderate to hard hike. Starts on an extremely well graded, wide path. Easy climb. Advances to higher elevation gain and the last third, many switchbacks over rocky terrain and the steepest climb. As already said, don't attempt this in your tennies. You're asking for a sprain. Beautiful territorial views towards top. Unbelievably high waterfalls. Many places in way and at top to sit and eat. Bring water. And as said, minimal parking. There's more roadside parking 1/4 mile before the trailhead, but you've increased your hike length. We did today, arriving at 11:15 on Mothers Day. Parking at trailhead was nonexistent. The extra walk didn't bother us. Recommend this hike highly.

Chad S (321)

11 Completed8 Reviews

Parking scarce with no alternate options. Discover Pass required if you do find a spot. Very rocky once you get to the switchbacks. Hiking boots with plenty of ankle support recommended. We went on a nice Saturday and the falls were exceptionally crowded; took away from it a bit.

Bao-Yen Tran-Palelei (824)

13 Completed13 Reviews

I came here at 10:30 am on a Tuesday. The weather wasn't that great. It was very cloudy, chilly and there was a light rain. Of course given to the weather condition and the fact that it was a weekday there wasn't very many people at this trail. We saw only a few hikers on the way up the trail.

Road: The road to very straight forward but the unmarked parking lot can easily be missed. This trail is on Mount Si Road, the trail head is off to the left with very few parking spots. Not very many places to park nearby too. Discover pass required.

Trail: This is a pretty easy hike. The first two miles is basically a flat walk down a wide dirt gravel road with a slight incline. The forest is rather well covered for the majority of the hike. The last mile before reaching the falls is where the trail picks up most of the elevation. There were about 22 switchbacks. The switchbacks aren't too bad but they are narrow, steep and very rocky. Some of the rocks on the switchbacks were very loose and uneven so make sure you have sturdy shoes. Overall, the trail is largely free of obstacles and not too strenuous.

Bugs: Not too many bugs on this trail.

View: The views along the switchbacks are pretty nice. You can see all the different mountains, valleys and highways. There are a few small streams connected to the fall on the way up. The waterfall is amazing. I'm glad we came around this time before it drys up. The trail will take you to the left side of the waterfall but there are so many trees it is much better to crossover the stream and see it from the right side. Watching the waterfall flowing off the clift at full force a couple of hundred feet above us was mesmerizing.

Tips: Make sure you wear appropriate shoes because the switchbacks are VERY rocky. Be careful when crossing the steam to get to the right side of the falls.