Quilcene Ranger Corps

Tubal Cain Trailhead

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Tubal Cain Trailhead
Quilcene, WA


The Tubal Cain Trailhead provides access to the Pacific Northwest Trail/ Tubal Cain Trail #840 within the Buckhorn Wilderness. Wilderness regulations apply. Tubal Cain Trailhead also provides upper access to the Gold Creek Trail #830 and Little Quilcene Trail #835, which are located on the opposite of the road from the parking area.


From Quilcene, WA

  • Drive north on US Highway 101 for about 26 miles and turn left onto the Louella Road across from Sequim Bay State Park. Go one mile and turn left onto Palo Alto Road. Continue on Palo Alto Road, which turns into Forest Service Road 28 at the forest boundary.
  • Turn right on Forest Service Road 2880, go past Dungeness Forks Campground and stay left onto Forest Service 2870 for 12.5 miles to the Tubal Cain Trailhead on the right. (Forest Service Road 2880 is steep and is not recommended for trailers.)



Small parking area, no toilets. Very limited room for vehicles with horse trailers to turn around. Bring a toilet kit and water or be prepared to collect and filter from local water sources.


Hiking, Backpacking and Horseback Riding on both trails.


A Recreation pass is required at Tubal Cain Trailhead



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