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Tubal Cain
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Quilcene
Along this route you will find a pair of old mines, reminding you of mankind's presence here. Copper, manganese, and other minerals were extracted here from Iron and Buckhorn Mountains. As if exploring these mines isn't enough, you will also find an old Air Force B-17 resting in Tull Canyon. The plane crashed here more than 50 years ago and has been left intact.

From the trailhead, the trail crosses Silver Creek and climbs up the valley. You will reach a junction with Tull Canyon Trail at 3.2 miles and Tubal Cain Mine (and campground) will be found a short distance down the trail. The shaft of the mine makes its way into the mountain for almost 3,000 feet. The mine shaft is unsafe for exploration but there is plenty to do instead. You'll reach Buckhorn Lake 5.5 miles from the trailhead. The trail ends at Marmot Pass (8.7 miles from the trailhead) and here you will be among meadows awash in wildflowers during July.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 14.4 mi 3 / 5 7.5 / 10 1000 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs, Horses

Accessibility
June-October

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Driving Directions:
From Sequim, 3 miles east on U.S. 101 to Palo Alto Road. Turn right and drive 7.5 miles to Forest Service Road 28. Stay left and drive 1 mile to Forest Service Road 2860. Turn right and drive a long 14.5 miles to the trailhead.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District - Quilcene Office
295142 Highway 101 S.
P.O. Box 280
Quilcene, Wa 98376
Tel: 360.765.2200
TTY: 360.765.2200
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic

Maps
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#136 Tyler Peak
USGS Mount Townsend
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USGS Mount Deception
Mount Deception
Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Buckhorn Wilderness
Custom Correct Gray Wolf-Dosewallips
Gray Wolf-Dosewallips
Tubal Cain - From lindsayrainier\'s hike report on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Tubal Cain - From lindsayrainier\'s hike report on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Tubal Cain - From lindsayrainier\'s hike report on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
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