Tubal Cain Mine


Day Hike - Tubal Cain Mine

Hike to entrance of the old mine, then continue to alpine meadow and Buckhorn Lake.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

7:30am, North Viking Transit Center and Park & Ride, 21992 Viking Ave, Poulsbo WA.  This is the NEW transit center, across from the Church of the Nazarene, so don't confuse it with existing Poulsbo park & rides.


Please note that this trip is a modification of the standard template for the Tubal Cain Mine trail.  We will be going beyond the mine, climbing an additional 1000+ feet, and hiking to Buckhorn Lake.  Once we get above the mine we are out in the open with beautiful views of Buckhorn Mountain. The total round trip distance will be about 12.5 miles.  In addition, if there is time and interest, we may make a side trip on the way back to visit the B-17 crash site, up the Tull Canyon trail.  This adds 2.5 miles.


Tubal Cain Mine

  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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