Teneriffe Falls Trail

HARD 215 reviews

Teneriffe Falls Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3815 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

rocky

scramble

hiking
7 days ago

This hike was HARD. It is a really nice hike with decent elevation and nicely groomed and marked trails 2.5 miles up to the falls. But from the falls to the summit, the trail was very difficult and poorly marked. It was a challenge to stay on the trail and very slow going. Mile 4 has 1463 ft elevation gain and mile 5 has another 1017 ft of elevation gain. We took the new trail down from the summit, which was longer but made for much easier navigation. It took us 4 hours to summit and 2 hours to decend. This was a huge accomplishment! Overall, the trail was beautiful and if you are looking for a challenge, this trail will not disappoint.

nature trips
10 days ago

This is a beautiful sight at the end. It's definitely difficult towards the end. It's really rocky terrain and i tripped quite a few times. I made it though and it's definitely doable! I will do it again for sure :)

11 days ago

Theres a new trail with alot of switch backs. Be aware alot of people have been going off trail to cut down time/distance. I got of the trail at some point and realized it led me to no where. I wouldn't take a dog. 50% of the way is very sharp and lose rocks. I saw a lot of pups being carried. The water fall was great I really enjoyed it. There are bathrooms at the parking lot now with more parking.

hiking
14 days ago

loved this hike.... beautiful! Trail is in good condition.

hiking
19 days ago

Lovely hike up to the nice Tenerife falls. The second part of the hike after the falls is very steep. Arriving at the top is an exciting challenge but the view on the valley and the noise from the highway are disappointing

hiking
21 days ago

Amazing hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing little hike to the falls and not very difficult at all. But after the falls the real hike begins on a steep incline to the peak for a 360 degree view. Take caution on your way up because the trail isn’t well traveled and can throw an inexperienced traveler off. My favorite hike so far!

1 month ago

It’s beautiful. Doesn’t feel like 7miles hike. I love the rocky trail; it just made it more fun to hike. .. do bring foods and a lot of water; especially summer time. Foods just tasted million time better up there hehe.

1 month ago

one of if not my favorite waterfall in Wa. state

1 month ago

Beautiful view of waterfall that you can stand right next too!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. Easy for the most part - the last mile or so there is moderate climbing but nothing too strenuous. Waterfall itself is definitely worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Not easy one, be prepared and wear hiking boots, we saw many people on sneakers, probably their hiking wasn’t so enjoyable not wearing properly shoes. It’s very pretty and the waterfall is worth the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved it!

2 months ago

Great hike! The second half of it was definitely more rocky than I anticipated but it was doable, with lots of short breaks. Loved the falls!

hiking
3 months ago

There was snow but only a couple inches on the trail so good hiking shoes is all you need. The falls are frozen and beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Gradually increasing trail that features trails and rocks. Worth the effort to see the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

First mile is all flat, but after the falls it’s the most hectic climb. Layer up it gets cold up there

4 months ago

Great hike! Wish it would have been more clear of a day but still a gorgeous hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! Extremely windy and cold at the top so dress accordingly if you summit. Over 2000 feet of elevation in the last mile is a butt-kicker!

4 months ago

Great day hiking..

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Falls are awesome.

hiking
6 months ago

Good first hiker trail! Beautiful once you get to the falls!

hiking
6 months ago

Rewarding and scenic hike. Gorgeous waterfall at about 3 miles in.

We continued on after the falls for about 30 minutes, but had to turn back because the trail conditions became too muddy/snowy. We weren't prepared for the wintery conditions. If you're planning to summit this time of year (late November), plan to bring micro-spikes or some kind of traction for your boots, and waterproof pants or gaiters.

Will for sure return to this trail during warmer month for a chance to make it back up.

backpacking
7 months ago

Awesome trail. Gets challenging after the falls, but like other people have said, the reward is great once you reach the top. Amazing 360 degrees view.

7 months ago

great hike! challenging but huge reward, and a great waterfall in the middle. Go on a clear day and you'll enjoy Baker and Rainier views

backpacking
8 months ago

Great hike will do it agin

hiking
9 months ago

So - the hike to the waterfalls is easy. I think it was an enjoyable hike. But since the falls were dried up and we felt energetic, we decided to continue to the summit. What followed was probably the most grueling mile I have ever hiked. The incline was tremendous and I think it's around 2000 ft up for the past mile!? We met only two people on our way up and the view at the summit was beyond phenomenal. Truly amazing. But it was a legitimate a** kicker!! So be prepared. :)

hiking
10 months ago

Love the scrambles and slow incline. Beautiful views! Great hike! Waterfall is dried up right now.

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked ~5 miles of the trail on 7/20 in the PM with a few coworkers. I found the hike to be nothing spectacular. The first 2/3 of the trail has a very mild incline (maybe a 2% grade) - keep your eyes out for berries in this section! The final 1/3 of the trail is a very rocky, narrow, path of switchbacks up to the falls. I found the rocks to be somewhat difficult to navigate and a little annoying. There are a few good overlooks, with decent views, as you near the base of the falls. As other hikers have commented below, the falls is nearly dry - but still neat to see (as it appears to be quite a unique waterfall).

hiking
10 months ago

The waterfall was nothing but a dribble sadly due to it being July, but the summit was well worth it!
NOTE: if you're coming from the new parking lot, take your first LEFT (right leads to the old parking lot for Mt. Teneriffe) where the trail splits and that will put the Teneriffe Falls Trail on your right-hand side.

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