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Tull Canyon Trail #847

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 3.8 (4)

A short but fairly steep trail leading to a B-17 crash site and beyond.


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1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

5,464' 1,666 m

High

4,179' 1,274 m

Low

1,286' 392 m

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0' 0 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

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Features Cave · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Description

Starting about 3 miles up the Tubal Cain River Trail look for an unsigned trail angling sharply off to your left, and you'll be at the beginning of this trail. Very shortly after starting up this trail you'll see a mine shaft extending back into the rock. This is not the more famous Tubal Cain mine shaft but feel free to wander the short distance inside for a quick look. It's safe.

The trail climbs steeply and steadily to what most hikers to this area are seeking, the wreckage of a B-17 bomber that crashed here in 1952. After exploring the wreckage you can keep following the trail up the canyon, passing the remnants of some cabins from what was once known as Tull City. Eventually, the trail kind of peters out in a small meadow. You can keep heading uphill from here, but the path becomes much less distinct and may fade entirely in places.

If you're looking for an off-trail adventure, continuing to the top of the canyon and following the ridge towards Silver Lakes Trail is an interesting loop.

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Jon Vahsholtz

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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#985

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Crashed plane
Apr 27, 2021 near Quilcene, WA

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Jun 18, 2021
Rachel Dier
Jul 20, 2019
Kevin Melchior
May 11, 2019
William Patten JR
scout hike to mines and plane wreck
Jul 8, 2018
Samuel Peckham
1mi
Sep 30, 2017
Eric Cooper