Hummocks Trail
Hummocks Trail
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geesfarm
Toledo, WA69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I have hiked this trail often. It is not too long, and there are places to sit and rest if you get tired. One of my favorite hikes at St Helens. It is usually open even when other parts of the Monument are closed for the winter. Nice big parking lot, I recommend starting on the right hand side. That way you go down the hill to start, and not an uphill at the end.
Written February 28, 2020
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The_Wanderer1992
Columbia, MD2,538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
My husband and I walked on this trail while visiting Mount St. Helens. I really enjoyed this trail and it offers you great views of the landscape that was carved out from the eruption. The trail curves you around as you view wildflowers, ponds and forests. This is about a 2.5 mile walk that is not super difficult, though, some parts are steep.
Written September 7, 2020
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retiredsmile
Natick, MA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
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 expected. I am 63 and had no trouble even with a grouchy knee. Enjoy!
Written September 12, 2016
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Sharity C
115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We did the trail in about 2 hours because there is a lot of neat scenery to take in. It's an interesting trail that takes you into rain forest type areas with a little stream running throughout and then you come out and see bigger hammocks and rocky ares and swampy areas. Lots of variety. It was a fairly relaxing trail. We went in the morning and were the only ones on the trail. It can get wet in certain areas with the plants right next to the trail and they can get you pretty wet. I had to wring my socks out when we were done. But it was worth it.
Written July 15, 2018
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MidLifeCrisisGreg
Peachtree City, GA88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
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. Helens info, and then do the hike if you have time/daylight.
Written June 22, 2017
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PhotoJohn3
Bellevue, WA9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Business
An easy-to-modest walking trail among ponds and young forest (under 31 years since the eruption), affording excellent birding habitats.
Written July 29, 2015
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA3,699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
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 deciduous forest to open grassland to marsh/wetland. The views of the mountain and Toutle river are gorgeous and you can cover it all in about an hour.
Written May 30, 2017
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571toniw
Longview, WA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
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 amazing and did not complain once! Pretty easy 2 1/2 mile loop that give you the option of circling back after 1/2 mile. Some really pretty views, would definitely do again!
Written September 6, 2016
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Leslie S
Concord, CA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
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.

This hike is fantastically beautiful! It is a 2.4 mile loop trail that meanders up hill and down dale through hummocks, young alder forests, ponds, and wetlands. The wild flowers were beautiful and there were 5-foot tall foxgloves growing everywhere!

When you arrive at the trailhead, a sign informs you that there are numbered posts along the length of the trail that correspond to an informational brochure describing what you are to see. And the brochures are available in a box at the trailhead—which was empty when we arrived—or at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. So, if you are going to do this hike after visiting the Observatory, be sure to get a brochure there before venturing on. Maybe the brochure explains what a hummock is.
Written September 5, 2016
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pressonjh
Gig Harbor, WA79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
We took this trail because our trip research indicated it was the most family friendly. It was a short (2.5 mile) hike, a little up and down with a few great panoramic viewpoints of the Toutle river. What I found most interesting was walking among the hummocks themselves, after learning how they were created when at the Johnston Ridge observatory. These hummocks were the first land slide material that fell down the mountain at 150 mph just seconds before the second layer massive explosion that felled trees for miles and sent a secondary slide of darker and more dense material down the same way even faster than the first. The small water ponds these hummocks created are interesting by themselves, pocking the entire landscape as you walk around them.
Written October 6, 2014
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