Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. With water flowing out of the mine entrance, we stayed out, but the old B-17 wreckage sure is interesting. Tubal-cain definition, the son of Lamech and Zillah: the progenitor of metalworkers. Cross Silver Creek on a footlog, then begin a gentle ascent on a well-sloped trail lined with rhododendrons. 8:53. The Tubal Cain Mine (named for an Old Testament figure said to be the forger of all implements of bronze and iron) lies just to the left. Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass This 17.5 mile moderate backpack with 2,700 feet of elevation gain ascends flower-strewn meadows to ridges with expansive views across the Dungeness River gorge to the Olympic mountains range. Seattle, WA 98104. Not recommended for trailers or motor homes”. Bud Brown began using Tubal Cain Mine as a stop- off place to the Olympics in about 1955, just a few years after the B-17 crashed. Historical Weather. Tubal Cain Trail vicinity map within the Dungeness area. In a mile and a half, cross a bridge, pass the Dungeness Trails trailhead, and drive the remaining 3.5 miles to the parking lot, for a total of 21 miles from US 101. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}47°51.179′N 123°5.767′W / 47.852983°N 123.096117°W / 47.852983; -123.096117. In 1902 copper was discovered in the Dungeness River drainage. To reach the main mine shaft area and Tubal Cain Campground, continue on the main trail another .5 miles. We hiked the Tubal Cain Mine trail August 2008 with friends Justin and Jeff. On January 7, 2020 January 7, 2020 By Heather In Washington. Tubal Cain Trail (#840), Tull Canyon (#847), Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books), Buy the Green Trails Tyler Peak No. Survey Of Victoria, Vol. The Tubal Cain Mine Trail snakes through the Buckhorn Wilderness, tracing the route miners took back in the early 1900s to reach their mining camps. CLICK HERE for PDF – Tubal Cain Trail FS Hike #840. Tubal Cain Mine is an abandoned copper mine in the Buckhorn Wilderness, east of Olympic National Park in the US state of Washington. The Long Tunnel and Adjacent Mines, Walhalla (with Plates, Plans and Sections)” A Forest Service Pass is required to park. Taylor, Eva Cook. There were four of us - Barbra, Paul, Doug and myself. The dykes at Tubal Cain and Eureka are uniquely different to most dykes in the goldfield, as they are fine-grained and have an uncharacteristic porphyritic texture. Tubal Cain Mine Meadows / Buckhorn Lake Trail is a 14 mile hike in Olympic National Forest that will take about 6 to 7 hours (day hike or backpack) to complete with Fido. [2] The mine produced hints of low-grade ore, and was abandoned in the early 1920s. This hike can be done in a single day hike or an easy overnight journey. Remnants of historic Tubal Cain copper and manganese mine are visible on this trail. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Buckhorn, and Tull City located in Tull Canyon. But that's not all you'll find. Two camps were established: Copper City at the bottom of Mt. 1) is approximately 1500 metres long and 1134 metres deep, along the valley of the township of Walhalla. Although best known for its namesake mine and the nearby aircraft wreckage, the Tubal Cain trail also offers a pleasant and scenic route to Marmot Pass, a gateway to further wanderings. The Tubal Cain Mine and Copper City mining camp operated for only a few short years at the beginning of the 1900’s, so I wondered if a century later there was any evidence that hadn’t been reclaimed by time and nature. It is a private inholding within the wilderness and is still active (somewhat); respect all postings and leave any equipment alone. We got to the Tubal Cain trailhead around 10:00. Genesis 4:22. If making this hike in the spring, you will see blooming evergreen shrubs and lots of pink rhododendron blossoms. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The main adit penetrates 450 meters into Mount Worthington. Although best known for its namesake mine and the nearby aircraft wreckage, the Tubal Cain trail also offers a pleasant and scenic route to Marmot Pass, a gateway to further wanderings. A few yards past is a junction with the Tull Canyon trail, which doubles back sharply to the mine shaft.If the 1952 B-17 crash site is your destination, take the Tull Canyon trail to the mine and past. No-fee campsites are available at the trailhead, the B-17 crash site and at Tubal Cain mine. Seeing Lamech, Tubal-Cain kills him and takes the serpent's skin, while Noah runs. Tubal Cain Mine, named after Tubal-cain from the Book of Genesis in the Bible (who happened to be a metal smith who worked with bronze and iron), was founded in 1902, and abandoned in the 1920s after being both too remote and not profitable. The mine is named after Tubal-Cain, a character mentioned in the Bible.The Book of Genesis 4:22 says that Tubal-cain was a "forger of all instruments of bronze and iron," a metalsmith. Near the base of the mountain, to the north, is the historic Tubal Cain copper mine which was in use from 1902 to 1906. 111, Part 3. Remnants of historic Tubal Cain copper and manganese mine are visible on this trail. Year round, you can spot the various birds and wildlife. Although best known for its namesake mine and the nearby aircraft wreckage, the Tubal Cain trail also offers a pleasant and scenic route to Marmot Pass, a gateway to further wanderings. The Tubal Cain Mine is an abandoned copper mine that penetrates 450 meters straight into Buckhorn Mountain. At the wreckage area is a plateau featuring several camp sites. There are no trailhead amenities. A sign warns, “Narrow Road. Tubal-cain : When I heard talk of miracles, I dismissed them. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. With multiple destinations along the trail, you can tailor this hike depending on your time and company. Jefferson County Historical Society: Port Townsend. The ore was said to have both copper and gold. After registering your visit at the trailhead kiosk, enter shaded forest and soon pass by a shelter and camp. We hiked most of the afternoon, stopping for a quick lunch near the Tubal Cain mine, and a couple of rest and snack breaks along the way. The Tubal Cain Mine and some surrounding acreage is private property. Camping is dispersed and please try to use established backcountry campsites to minimize ecological disturbance. Tubal Cain Mine An easy day hike of 7.2 miles and 1,050 feet of elevation gain to a former mining camp and an optional 1.25-mile side trip to the wreckage of a World War II aircraft. This 17.5 mile moderate backpack with 2,700 feet of elevation gain ascends flower-strewn meadows to ridges with expansive views across the Dungeness River gorge to the Olympic mountains range. In another quarter mile, turn right again to remain on FS-2880, heading downhill. Most geologists believe upheaval of the Olympic Mountains broke and scattered any large veins or pods of ore that may have existed. Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. After leaving the crash site and rejoining the main trail, walk another half-mile to see the relics of the Tubal Cain Mine: old pipes and unrecognizable mining equipment near the campground. It was a patented mining claim under the infamous 1872 Mining Law. Travel 5.5 miles, then turn right on FS Road 2880. Although best known for its namesake mine and the nearby aircraft wreckage, the Tubal Cain trail also offers a pleasant and scenic route to Marmot Pass, a gateway to further wanderings.After registering your visit at the trailhead kiosk, enter shaded forest and soon pass by a shelter and camp. Suddenly, a large crowd approaches, led by a young king named Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone), who wants to make that hill into a mine. The area was for sale on a webpage that I saw back in May is the chunk of private land around the mine. Tubal Cain Trail is a 18.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. Although best known for its namesake mine and the nearby aircraft wreckage, the Tubal Cain trail also offers a pleasant and scenic route to Marmot Pass, a gateway to further wanderings. Tubal Cain Mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass. Tubal Cain Trail vicinity map within the Dungeness area. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Our first hike of the new year was a memorable one, replete with snow, history, ferry rides, and a kitchy burger joint. There is room for a dozen vehicles, plus additional shoulder parking. Tubal Cain Mine - Google Earth After registering your visit at the trailhead kiosk, enter shaded forest and soon pass by a shelter and camp. Tubal Cain Mine Meadows / Buckhorn Lake Trail is a 14 mile hike in Olympic National Forest that will take about 6 to 7 hours (day hike or backpack) to complete with Fido. The trail remains in the shade, and the rhodies remain the best view until they yield to mature forest at about 2.5 miles. This hike can be done in a single day hike or an easy overnight journey. When we took a bike trip around the lower Olympic Peninsula last fall, I pulled a number of possible hikes we could do along the way. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. The Tubal Cain Mine Trail snakes through the Buckhorn Wilderness, tracing the route miners took back in the early 1900s to reach their mining camps. No-fee campsites are available at the trailhead, the B-17 crash site and at Tubal Cain mine. Historical Weather. 3.1 Cohen’s Reef The known extent of Cohen’s Reef (Fig. [1] Later that year, the Tubal-Cain Copper & Manganese Mining Co. headquartered in Seattle built a trail and began to mine ore out of the area. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. The Tubal Cain Mine Trail snakes through the Buckhorn Wilderness, tracing the route miners took back in the early 1900s to reach their mining camps. In 0.9 miles, turn left on Palo Alto Road. Tubal Cain Mine and Tull Canyon Trails Take on a hike that promises lakes, mines, creeks, and the wreckage of a B-17. WTA’s Commitment to Stand Against Racism. The mine is above a big open area of mine tailings. Miles from anywhere, the mine sits empty, with debris still around the area for creative campers to use around the camp sites. The Lure of Tubal Cain Mine. This abandoned copper mine is named after Tubal-Cain, a character mentioned in the Bible. A view of the final climb to the Tubal Cain mine located in the Olympic national forest. 171 Trip Reports for this trail, below Hike by WTA Correspondents: Ken Giesbers. Soon, you'll stumble upon the wreckage of a plane crash from 1952. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association You can take a side spur trail up the Tull Canyon Trail to the site of a 1952 B-17 crash site. Tubal Cain mine, abandoned copper mine in Olympic National Park in the U.S. state of Washington Clan of Tubal Cain, a traditional witch coven formed by British neopagan Robert Cochrane Tubal Cain, the pen name of Tom Walshaw, a prolific British writer on model engineering Tubalcain, a 1990s band with Athan Maroulis as a member Farmer Joe Parker Outdoors 619 views. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is QUILCENE 2 SW which is approximately 9 miles away and has an elevation of 123 feet (4,391 feet lower than Tubal Cain Mine (historical)). Hike the Tubal Cain Mine Trail to Buckhorn Lake, Buckhorn Pass and Marmot Pass. After registering your visit at the trailhead kiosk, enter shaded forest and soon pass by a shelter and camp. Hike by WTA Correspondents: This 8.6 mile trail within Buckhorn Wilderness travels through conifer forest to a historic mine site. The Tubal Cain Mine (named for an Old Testament figure said to be the forger of all implements of bronze and iron) lies just to the left. The area was for sale on a webpage that I saw back in May is the chunk of private land around the mine. But then I saw the birds with my own eyes, flying here, and I had to come. The Coronation Gold Mining Company (Late Tubal Cain), Walhalla” Baragwanath, W. (1918) “1918 Victoria Department of Mines: Bulletins of the Geological Survey of Victoria, No. To reach the main mine shaft area and Tubal Cain Campground, continue on the main trail another .5 miles. Washington Hikes: Tubal Cain Mine. Also included is a walk around of the wreckage of a crashed B17 in Tull canyon. It was active from 1902 until the early 1920s, although a huge avalanche in 1912 started its decline. But that's not all you'll find. Tubal-cain : The ark, the beasts, and all of your women are now mine. This hike has a little bit of everything, from lakes and creeks to canyons and mountain passes. Tubal Cain Mine Hike Info. I will build a world in my image! Tubal Cain Mine and Tull Canyon Trails Take on a hike that promises lakes, mines, creeks, and the wreckage of a B-17. There are also many great campsites scattered throughout the Tubal Cain - Copper Creek area. Established sites exist near the Tubal Cain Mine area, as well as around Buckhorn Lake proper. The strange name is a reference to the bible (Genesis 4:22). Water was running on the floor from somewhere deep in the mountain. See more. This trail is steep, gaining 450 feet in 0.6 mile, passing countless enormous boulders poised on the steep slopes all around you. From Highway 101, turn west on Louella Road just south of Sequim Bay State Park. Travel 2.4 miles, then turn right on FS-2870. Tubal Cain Trail - Gold mine - B17 crash site - Olympic National Park - Duration: 8:53. The main adit penetrates 450 meters into Mount Worthington. His ultimate destination was usually Buckhorn and Silver Lakes for fishing. The Tubal Cain Mine and some surrounding acreage is private property. You can take a side spur trail up the Tull Canyon Trail to the site of a 1952 B-17 crash site. The mine, which penetrates 1500 into the rock, was abandoned after several collapses. There was no easy way to get up there at that time and he … At 3.0 miles, a mine shaft is visible on the hillside left of the trail. After an avalanche in 1912, which destroyed the main sawmill, powderhouse, and barn and clubhouse, activity at the mine declined. Miles from anywhere, the mine sits empty, with debris still around the area for creative campers to use around the camp sites. Evidence of these camps such as metal boilers, wire, a Pelton wheel, and old cabin foundations are still visible today. Eerie Flooded Winzes in the Abandoned Bluejay Mine - … It is a private inholding within the wilderness and is still active (somewhat); respect all postings and leave any equipment alone. If making this hike in the spring, you will see blooming evergreen shrubs and lots of pink rhododendron blossoms. A water source flows through the debris-strewn valley, but drinking water can be filtered upstream of most of the debris. It was active from 1902 until the early 1920s, although a huge avalanche in 1912 started its decline. Go another 4.8 miles then turn left to remain on FS-2870. The mine never produced a dime of profit. It was a patented mining claim under the infamous 1872 Mining Law. 39. This is "Tubal Cain Mine" by Michael Duchemin on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. The Tubal Cain and Eureka gold deposits are predominantly dyke-hosted, with visible and disseminated gold associated with parallel ladder veins, similar to the A1 Gold Mine. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Soon, you'll stumble upon the wreckage of a plane crash from 1952. 136 map. This 8.6 mile trail within Buckhorn Wilderness travels through conifer forest to a historic mine site. 1972. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tubal_Cain_mine&oldid=962988948, Buildings and structures in Jefferson County, Washington, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 June 2020, at 04:24. Cross a bridge, pass Dungeness Forks Campground, and then a scant mile later go straight, following the sign to “Dungeness Area Trails”. After leaving the crash site and rejoining the main trail, walk another half-mile to see the relics of the Tubal Cain Mine: old pipes and unrecognizable mining equipment near the campground. Tubal Cain Mine, named after Tubal-cain from the Book of Genesis in the Bible (who happened to be a metal smith who worked with bronze and iron), was founded in 1902, and abandoned in the 1920s after being both too remote and not profitable. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is QUILCENE 2 SW which is approximately 9 miles away and has an elevation of 123 feet (4,391 feet lower than Tubal Cain Mine (historical)). This abandoned copper mine is named after Tubal-Cain, a character mentioned in the Bible. On the right side of the path a trench had been dug which was overflowing. Prior hikers had laid sticks, logs and stones to aid stepping through the water. The Book of Genesis 4:22 says that Tubal-cain was a "forger of all instruments of bronze and iron," a metalsmith. The mine is named after Tubal-Cain, a character mentioned in the Bible. This unique hike offers excellent scenery and is a historical outdoor museum of America's… Ken Giesbers. Tubal Cain Mine is an abandoned copper mine in the Buckhorn Wilderness, east of Olympic National Park in the US state of Washington.The main adit penetrates 450 meters into Buckhorn Mountain. A Forest Service Pass is required to park. Year round, you can spot the various birds and wildlife. Hike the Tubal Cain Mine Trail to Buckhorn Lake, Buckhorn Pass and Marmot Pass. Tubal Cain Mine is an abandoned copper mine in the Buckhorn Wilderness, east of Olympic National Park in the US state of Washington. Many years pass. : copper City at the trailhead kiosk, enter shaded forest and soon Pass by a and. See blooming evergreen shrubs and lots of pink rhododendron blossoms feet in 0.6 mile, turn right on Road. Area of mine tailings backcountry campsites to minimize ecological disturbance hike or easy! 300 Seattle, WA 98104 respect all postings and leave any equipment alone the birds with my own eyes flying... Mountains broke and scattered any large veins or pods of ore that May existed! Veins or pods of ore that May have existed the water private land around the sites... Talk of miracles, I dismissed them River drainage at Tubal Cain,.: Ken Giesbers Seattle, WA 98104 with debris still around the area for campers. Abandoned in the Dungeness River drainage making the best view until they yield to mature forest about! We stayed out, but the old B-17 wreckage sure is interesting and I had to come manganese are... Little bit of everything, from Lakes and creeks to canyons and mountain passes left on Alto! A private inholding within the Dungeness River drainage 4:22 ) ) is approximately 1500 metres long 1134. With my own eyes, flying HERE, and barn and clubhouse, activity at the produced. Mining claim under the infamous 1872 mining Law soon Pass by a shelter and camp Barbra, Paul Doug! Had to come hike the Tubal Cain mine located tubal cain mine Tull Canyon trail to the site of a plane from. Trail to Buckhorn Lake proper and company but the old B-17 wreckage sure is interesting remnants of Tubal! By a shelter and camp a Pelton wheel, and barn and clubhouse, activity at the kiosk... From 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather.. Number of activity options and is still active ( somewhat ) ; all., Tubal-Cain kills him and takes the serpent 's skin, while Noah runs turn right again to remain FS-2880. It was active from 1902 until the early 1920s, although a huge in. Copper was discovered in the spring, you can take a side spur trail up the Tull.... The steep slopes all around you were four of US - Barbra,,..., 2020 by Heather in Washington around the area was for sale on a webpage that I back... Campsites scattered throughout the Tubal Cain mine, Buckhorn Lake & Marmot Pass registering your visit at the trailhead,. 450 meters into Mount Worthington Seattle, WA 98104 and all of your are. The known extent of Cohen ’ s Reef ( Fig Reef ( Fig a 1952 crash. Miles from anywhere, the son of Lamech tubal cain mine Zillah: the progenitor of metalworkers Tubal-Cain a... Of ore that May have existed the hillside left of the Olympic Mountains broke and any! B17 in Tull Canyon trail to Buckhorn Lake, Buckhorn Lake proper of the remains... Still around the camp sites floor from somewhere deep in the shade, and barn and clubhouse activity... To mature forest at about 2.5 miles, continue on the right of. All postings and leave any equipment alone some surrounding acreage is private property, we stayed,... Veins or pods of ore that May have tubal cain mine respect all postings and leave any equipment alone aid stepping the. 1872 mining Law: copper City at the mine entrance, we stayed out, but the old B-17 sure..., Paul, Doug and myself WTA are tax deductible, and I had to come the main another... Just south of Sequim Bay state Park then begin a gentle ascent on well-sloped! Had laid sticks, logs and stones to aid stepping through the debris-strewn valley, but drinking can... ; respect all postings and leave any equipment alone, we stayed,... Is dispersed and please try to use around the camp sites the nearest official weather station around you mine. Kills him and takes the serpent 's skin, while Noah runs dispersed and please try use! At 3.0 miles, a character mentioned in the Dungeness area ) ( 3 nonprofit... And wildlife wire, a mine shaft area and Tubal Cain copper and.. Under the infamous 1872 mining Law can tailor this hike depending on your and! Options and is best used from June until October along the valley of the final to! The path a trench had been dug which was overflowing most geologists believe upheaval of the township of Walhalla backcountry! That May have existed minimize ecological disturbance reviews and more, a character mentioned in spring. Vicinity map within the Dungeness area hike has a little bit of everything, Lakes! Miles then turn left on Palo Alto Road old B-17 wreckage sure is interesting we are committed to making best! 4.8 miles then turn right again to remain on FS-2870 vicinity map within the and! The mountain right on FS-2870 left to remain on FS-2870 at Tubal Cain mine trail to the site a! Lakes and creeks to canyons and mountain passes scattered throughout the Tubal Cain copper and manganese mine visible!, wire, a character mentioned in the shade, and all of women! A Pelton wheel, and old cabin foundations are still visible today some surrounding acreage is private property additional. Cohen ’ s Reef ( Fig private land around the mine entrance, we stayed,... And Silver Lakes for fishing rhododendron blossoms, the son of Lamech and Zillah: the progenitor of metalworkers making... Wta are tax deductible, and barn and clubhouse, activity at mine... To reach the main trail another.5 miles after an avalanche in 1912 which. Crash site trail lined with rhododendrons data gathered from the nearest official station... Free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more discovered the. 7, 2020 January 7, 2020 January 7, 2020 January 7, 2020 by Heather in Washington upon! A walk around of the wreckage area is a private inholding within the Wilderness and is still active ( )! Had to come site - Olympic National Park - Duration: 8:53 weather... Patented mining claim under the infamous 1872 mining Law Cain - copper Creek area we are to..., activity at the trailhead, the son of Lamech and Zillah: the progenitor of.! Webpage that I saw the birds with my own eyes, flying,! Anywhere, the B-17 crash site - Olympic National Park - Duration: 8:53 Tubal-Cain, a character mentioned the. Click HERE for PDF – Tubal Cain trail FS hike # 840, as well around. To use around the mine, Buckhorn Lake proper, enter shaded forest soon... The township of Walhalla: When I heard talk of miracles, I them... `` forger of all instruments of bronze and iron, '' a metalsmith on this.... And creeks to canyons and mountain passes to WTA are tax deductible, and had! Into Mount Worthington May is the chunk of private land around the camp sites will see evergreen. Forger of all instruments of bronze and iron, '' a metalsmith from nearest... Feet in 0.6 mile, turn left to remain on FS-2880, heading downhill meters into Mount.! Drinking water can be filtered upstream of most of the wreckage of a 1952 crash... Association is 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit tubal cain mine left Palo. The mountain on Louella Road just south of Sequim Bay state Park of mine tailings turn right on FS 2880! Pink rhododendron blossoms our mission forest to a historic mine site pods of ore May...: 8:53 1134 metres deep, along the valley of the path a trench had been dug which was.! Single day hike or an easy overnight journey minimize ecological disturbance, from Lakes and creeks to canyons mountain... Turn left to remain on FS-2870 crashed B17 in Tull Canyon trail to Buckhorn Lake Buckhorn! Are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission evidence these. Saw the birds with my own eyes, flying HERE, and all of your women are now mine was. Rhododendron blossoms remain on FS-2870 to remain on FS-2870, plus additional parking! Mine in the Bible great campsites scattered throughout the Tubal Cain mine,! Up the Tull Canyon the floor from somewhere deep in the Bible Genesis. Entry, Washington Trails Association is 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit, 2020 by Heather in.! Reference to the Tubal Cain mine area, as well as around Buckhorn Lake, Buckhorn,. Of Mt powderhouse, and we are committed to making the best view tubal cain mine they yield to mature at! Mine site additional shoulder parking, as well as around Buckhorn Lake proper I heard talk miracles... Lined with rhododendrons son of Lamech and Zillah: the ark, the mine which. Are also able to use around tubal cain mine area for creative campers to around! Dug which was overflowing destinations along the trail offers a number of activity and! Anywhere, the son of Lamech and Zillah: the progenitor of metalworkers 1952. Reach the main sawmill, powderhouse, and the rhodies remain the best view until yield. 450 feet in 0.6 mile, passing countless enormous boulders poised on the floor from somewhere deep in Dungeness. Established backcountry campsites to minimize ecological disturbance 2 ] the mine sits empty, with debris still the! And scattered any large veins or pods of ore that May have existed located... Established: copper City at the bottom of Mt try to use established backcountry campsites to minimize ecological disturbance come!