Let's hike to spectacular and remote Teneriffe Falls, via the old scramble route alongside the creek (... with cascades and waterfalls all the way up!), rather than via the "new" constructed trail.
Hiking conditioning required for this hike: This route is relatively short, but very steep. To sign up for this hike, you must be doing steep hikes of 6+ miles and 2000+ feet vertical gain on a regular basis.
When signing up, please answer the sign-up questions as best you can. Your answers and the info in your profile need to demonstrate the required level of hiking condition and experience. If you do not answer the sign-up questions, your RSVP will be deleted.
Mandatory: Study hiking boots, warm mittens/gloves, warm hat, layered cool and warm clothes, raingear, water and snacks.
RSVP, Carpooling and Driving Directions:
This hike is cross-posted. Please sign up on only one meetup. The RSVP sizes may be re-adjusted depending on the sign-up distribution.
Carpooling will be available from the Issaquah Transit Center, 1050 17 Ave. NW, Issaquah, WA 98027. Meet in the parking garage first floor, southwest corner.
The trailhead is on SE Mt. Si Road, on the left, one mile past the Mt. Si Trailhead. It looks like a widened dirt-road end, with a "school bus turn-around" sign.
• Distance: 4 miles RT.
• Elevation Gain: 1400 ft. (most of the elevation gain happens in the last mile up)
• High Point: 2400 ft.
• Difficulty: strenuous.
• Hiking Time: ~ 3 hrs.
• Hiking Speed: fast, 30 minutes per mile.
• Parking Pass: Discovery Pass required.
• Dogs: Hikers only this hike.
Schedule and Itinerary:
• 8:00 AM – For optional carpooling, meet at the Issaquah Transit Center (1050 17th Ave. NW, Issaquah, WA) parking garage, first floor, southwest corner.
• 8:15 AM - Depart from the Transit Center.
• 9:00 AM – Meet at the trailhead.
• 9:15 AM – Start hiking.
• ~ 10:30 AM – Arrive at Teneriffe Falls (... and gawk and gasp for a while!)
• ~ 11:00 AM – Start back down.
• ~ 12:30 PM – Arrive back at the trailhead.
What to bring (this is what experienced hikers wear and bring, for comfort both uphill and downhill): Sturdy hiking boots, light or medium-weight non-cotton clothing for the uphill, very warm mittens or gloves, light or medium-weight hat, also a warm hat, rain jacket, rain pants, extra non-cotton shirt to change into at the top, warm, dry clothes, preferably fleece, for the downhill, 1+ liters of water, snacks, day-pack large enough to hold all the above. Optional and recommended: hiking poles, camera, waterproof pack-cover, hot chocolate!