Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake

Sequim, Washington 98382

Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake

Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
12.4 miles
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
June to October
Additional Use
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
Local Contacts
Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Local Maps