Tubal Cain Mine

An easy day hike of 7.2 miles and 1,050 feet of elevation gain to a former mining camp and an optional 1.25-mile side trip to the wreckage of a World War II aircraft.

on the trail

Hike the Tubal Cain Mine trailhead, the first mile of the trail passing under some 10-foot-tall rhododendrons, which present a lovely display in the early spring.  At about 3 mi, a boot track to the left heads up to some World War II aircraft wreckage in Tull Canyon (1.25-mile round trip), and at 3.5 mi and 4,350 ft the trail passes the site of the old Tubal Cain mine, now just some wooden pipes, rusty wire and equipment.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,050 ft
  • 4,350 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Forest
    Buckhorn Wilderness, Hood Canal Ranger District (ONF)
  • Parking Permit Required: Northwest Forest Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

Spring Hiking Series: Olympic River Rambler Apr to May Hikes - Tubal Cain Mine

Day Hiking Field trip: Spring Hiking Series: Olympic River Rambler
*** Trip initially open to Spring Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, May 29, 2024
Prerequisites
8 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Apr 5; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

Spring Hiking Series: Olympic River Rambler Jun to Jul Hikes - Tubal Cain Mine & Buckhorn Lake

Day Hiking Field trip: Spring Hiking Series: Olympic River Rambler
*** Trip Initially open to Spring Hiking Students. Trip will open to registration to all
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Jul 13, 2024
Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens May 15; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch

CHS 1 Hike - Tubal Cain Mine

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Aug 10, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration opens Jul 17; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Steven Payne
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  • Tubal Cain Mine & Buckhorn Lake
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