Tubal Cain Way Trail

Buckhorn Wilderness Area, Washington

Elevation Gain796ft
Trailhead Elevation5,182ft
Elevation Min/Max4437/5182ft
Elevation Start/End5182/5182ft

Tubal Cain Way Trail

Tubal Cain Way Trail is a hiking trail in Jefferson County, Washington. It is within Buckhorn Wilderness Area. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 5,182 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 796 feet. This trail connects with the following: Tubal Cain Trail #840.

Tubal Cain Way Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A historic mining area dating from the turn of the century offers children a chance to walk into an old tunnel that still smells of sulfur, and to explore mining relics at what is left of the mining camp. Older children will want to find the broken sluice box and two-inch iron pipe beside a ruined shaft ventilator, and to search for the Pelton wheels and the old power plant below camp.

Tell them Tubal Cain was the Biblical smith who forged bronze and iron tools—a fitting name for the mine, since iron and copper were being sought here. Thirty years before the mining claim, an exploring party must have met a bear here, because early hikers found a tiny grave with a cross dated August 5, 1865, beside an old tree, paying tribute to a dog killed by a bear in the explorers’ defense. This trail is a rhododendron garden of unsurpassed beauty from mid- to late June."

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Trail Information

Buckhorn Wilderness Area
Nearby City
Buckhorn Wilderness Area
Skill Level
Olympic National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 136 Tyler Peak
Local Maps

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Nov 2018