I've always wanted to create an FKT route showcasing the 1952 B-17 plane crash site in the Olympic National Forest and the Tubal Cain Mine. My buddy Marisa Robba and I came up with this fun course for an awesome FKT! We have a bunch of friends from running club that want to try it out!
The course begins at the Lower Dungeness/Gold Creek Trailhead. Run along the Lower Dungeness River trail heading towards Upper Dungeness Trailhead. Stay left on Lower Dungeness when you see signs for Three O'Clock Ridge on right. Take a left when you hit Forest Road 2870 near the Upper Dungeness Trailhead. Run along the Forest Road for a few miles until you see the Tubal Cain Trailhead parking lot (you will pass the Gold Creek Trailhead on your left). Enter the Tubal Cain Trail and take a right towards the log bridge and another right after you cross to head up towards Tull Canyon. After a few miles, you will see a small looking moss covered mine on your left marking the Tull Canyon turn for the plane crash site. The next .6 is a little bit of a scramble pouring out to the plane crash site. Take in the scene, turn around and head back down to the Tubal Cain Mine Trailhead. Pop out of the trail, cross the parking lot and go a little left on the logging road to join up with the Gold Creek Trail. Take this fun downhill stroll for 6.1 miles back to the parking lot where the journey began.