We really enjoyed this hike around the hummocks created by Mount St Helens. We walked through wetlands, around hummocks, by the river, and over desert-like terrain. We hiked at the wrong time of day (mid-afternoon heat) and were glad to reach the end of the hike which is a loop but it was a lovely hike. Seeing the mountain from the base is great. Bring water and wear good hiking shoes. Bug repellent is a good idea as well. Watch out for mini frogs on the path in the wetland areas!