Carl and Ken and I hiked to the summit of Mount Teneriffe via the Kamikazi Trail. I have done this twice with Derek so today was the third time.
It doesn’t get any easier.
This was Ken and Carl’s first time on Teneriffe and they loved the awesome views at the summit. It is a very challenging hike since you gain about 2,000 feet in elevation in a bit less than a mile – though when you are doing it, you are certain it is much more than 5,280 feet. But I measured the start of the Kamikaze at 3.1 miles and 2,700 feet of elevation, and the summit was 4 miles and just under 4,800 feet high.
Anyway, we took the long way down and it is a long way, about 7 miles, or just under that. Plus, you lose elevation as you leave the Teneriffe summit but then gain some of it back as you hike by the summit of West Teneriffe.
About 4K elevation gain, 6 hours for the loop on a gorgeous July day. The views at the top could not have been more wonderful.
Here is the track – note the elevation profile on the lower right.