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Hummocks Trail

From I-5 take the 504 east and continue until milepost 45, Mount St. Helens, Castle Rock, WA
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Fun, Even in the Snow

We hiked the trail in March during light snowfall, temperature in the low 30's, and encountered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FrauP7121
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Gig Harbor, Washington
Good hike AFTER seeing the visitor center and observatory

This is a relatively easy hike...not too strenuous. The parking lot for the trailhead is right on... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
MidLifeCrisisGreg
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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“mile loop” (2 reviews)
“toutle river” (4 reviews)
“wetlands” (3 reviews)
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From I-5 take the 504 east and continue until milepost 45, Mount St. Helens, Castle Rock, WA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked the trail in March during light snowfall, temperature in the low 30's, and encountered equal amounts of snow and gravel/mud. Trail was still easy to discern. Beautiful this time of year too, although too overcast on this day to see the mountain.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

This is a relatively easy hike...not too strenuous. The parking lot for the trailhead is right on the scenic highway. Because there were no real "wow" moments, I would suggest going to the visitor center and observatory first to get all of your Mt. St....More

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

This is one of the better hikes that I have taken in both Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. It is a 2.5 mile loop that isn't too steep either going up or down. Along the way, you will pass through different habitats ranging from...More

1  Thank County-Hunter
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We walked Hummocks after hearing a talk at the main center ....really helped with knowing what we were looking at. It was a very hot day and we were glad that we had water. I would say this trail was easy but longer than I...More

4  Thank retiredsmile
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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Went through this trail today with a 5 and 3 yr old. Our 3 yr old rode in the hiking backpack almost the whole way. Would have been a bit much for her, especially up and down some of the steeper inclines. Our son did...More

1  Thank 571toniw
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

A hummock is a steep-sided hill that used to be part of the peak of Mount St. Helens. The hummocks were created in the valley of the North Fork Toutle River where the landslide that followed the volcano eruption deposited portions of the former peak....More

1  Thank Leslie S
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Reviewed June 9, 2016

We visited Mt. St. Helens while the road was still closed at the Hummocks until the summer season. We used the Hummocks Trail the connect to Boundary Trail to hike all the way to Johnston Observatory. We'd recommend this experience even when the road is...More

1  Thank TheSpeis
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Very easy trail, great for small children. Essentially flat, with an easy turn around spot if the full loop is too long for you. The sites are fairly mediocre. If you have the skill for a more difficult trail, I wouldn't recommend spending your time...More

1  Thank MrsAJG1111
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

An easy-to-modest walking trail among ponds and young forest (under 31 years since the eruption), affording excellent birding habitats.

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

Spent a great morning exploring the trails near Mt. St. Helens during the American Volkssporting Association National Convention Walk on Hummocks Trail and at the nearby lake. Breathtaking views of the mountain, and the trails give you and up-close look at the results of the...More

1  Thank johnmc82
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