Popular because it's the perfect balance between day hike and easy enough for little legs, the Hummocks Trail is a relatively flat loop hike among strange hills that were left by the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Interpretive signs describe features along the first quarter mile of trail as the loop meanders through these hummocks, which have been mapped by scientist to their respective spots on St. Helens' former summit. Let little ones know that cool piece of trivia before pointing out the recuperating alder forests and exploring the ponds and wetlands.
You may even spot resident wildlife, as the area is habitat for elk, waterfowl, and frogs and newts. Keep an eye out for these little critters, but remember, the area is still recovering from the eruption, so please stay on the trail and respect the habitat here.
- 2.4 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 100 feet
- Highest Point
- 2,500 feet
Hiking Hummocks Trail
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 46.2869, -122.2717 Open in Google Maps