Teneriffe (Kamikaze) Falls
Updated: Sep 10, 2018
This was one of my first hikes with a good friend and it's definitely one I'll remember for a long time. I'd also just gotten a nice camera so that I could finally take some good pictures of all the scenery. A lot of the trip reports talk about the falls having dried up by the time summer hits. So, I definitely recommend this hike for early spring to see the falls in their full glory.
Distance: 5.4 roundtrip | GPS: 47.4862, -121.6995
Elevation Gain: 1585 ft | Peak: 2370 ft
The falls were gorgeous and the weather couldn't have been better. It was crowded - this is a popular one. But, the trail was well-maintained and the camaraderie with other hikers was great.
Teneriffe (Kamikaze) Falls is best in the spring. The falls often dry out during the later summer months. This hike is best from March to April.
We started at 9:00am and the trail-head was already very crowded. We ended up parking in the Mt. Si lot and walking up. It looks like they're building a new trail-head down the road a bit and some people were parked there. It was definitely crowded and parking was a little nuts.
It's Pretty Scrambly
The trail itself has 22 switch-backs and, while it ends at the falls, the trail is kind of incomplete. It's just a ramshackle little platform real close to the edge. With how popular it was, everyone was smashed in there to look at the falls. The trail itself had lots of loose rock and steep areas that we had to climb over. Be prepared to climb a bit and bring decent shoes - waterproof would be good because it did get a bit muddy.