Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake

Sequim, Washington

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Retrace a packer’s trail to a mine dating from the 1890s. Peer into dark forbidding shafts and saunter past relics left over from boomtown settlements that went bust. But the real find is the miles of wildflower-studded meadows beyond the mine. Rhododendrons too—traverse a jungle of them on the trail’s lower reaches. Hike through thick stands of second-growth conifers and a luxuriant tunnel of rhododendrons that reign purple in early summer. Occasional breaks in the forest canopy offer previews of the high country ahead.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Retrace a packer’s trail to a mine dating from the 1890s. Peer into dark forbidding shafts and saunter past relics left over from boomtown settlements that went bust. But the real find is the miles of wildflower-studded meadows beyond the mine. Rhododendrons too—traverse a jungle of them on the trail’s lower reaches.

Hike through thick stands of second-growth conifers and a luxuriant tunnel of rhododendrons that reign purple in early summer. Occasional breaks in the forest canopy offer previews of the high country ahead.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Sequim
Distance: 12.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: June to October
Additional Use: Camping
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
Local Maps: Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/1/2003
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The Tubal Cain Trail is a wonderful hike. The trail is well maintained and therefore clearly marked, from the junction of Louella road on to the trailhead there is no mistake about the markings. I traveled with two 13 year old boys and this was their first overnight backpack. It was easy enough and therefore thoroughly enjoyed by them. A great trail for first timers and veteran hikers alike. The trail was overly dry as can be expected with this summer weather, thus making it a more memorable experience by having to wash the trail dust off in the COOOOOL stream. Can't wait to travel this trail again next year!



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