CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass

A fun hike to Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake. Lots of wildflowers including Rhododendrons galore for the first three miles of trail. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

 To get to the trailhead on the Olympic Peninsula outside of Sequim, options include driving around Puget Sound through Tacoma, which can take greater than 3 hours depending on where you are coming from, or taking the Edmonds Kingston ferry. For those taking the ferry, we will meet at the Edmonds Park & Ride at 6:15am, and carpool to the ferry terminal for the 7:10am ferry.  From Kingston the drive to the trailhead takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes. Ferry expenses will be shared by riders. We plan to be on the trail by 10am. Trailhead coordinates: 47.899865783846685, -123.09208152155561.

The ferry schedule may change.  We will finalize plans as we get closer to our hike date.

No parking pass is required and there are no toilets at the trailhead.

This will be a long day!  My experience is the Olympic Peninsula hikes are well worth it!

WTA description: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/tubal-cain-mine-and-buckhorn-lake

Hike details will be emailed to registered participants.

Route/Place

Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass



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  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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