Tubal Cain Mine Trail

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Tubal Cain Mine Trail

Tubal Cain Mine Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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

Port Angeles
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
Duration
May-November
Season
2,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,500 feet
Top Elevation
Olympic National Forest
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 136 Tyler Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018