Tubal Cain Mine


Day Hike - Tubal Cain Mine & Buckhorn Lake

Hike to Buckhorn Pass (5,865', 12.4 miles, 2,615' elevation gain) via Tubal Cain trail (moderate pace)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,615 ft

Meet at Tubal Cain Trailhead at 9:00am, carpool meetups TBD at Church of Nazarene, Poulsbo  (Viking Way) at 7:00am or 7 Cedars casino (Sequim) at 7:45am.

Beautiful classic hike in the east-side Olympics. Good trail with very gradual grade so not as difficult as the mileage may make it sound. We'll consider doing a side trip to Tull Canyon instead of going all the way to Buckhorn Pass, depending on weather conditions and group sentiment. Carpooling encouraged as it's a longish drive on unpaved forest roads to the trailhead. Moderate(ish) pace.


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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