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
  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
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