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“Mt St Helens AVA Convention Volksmarch on Hummocks Trail!”
Review of Hummocks Trail

Hummocks Trail
Reviewed July 6, 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 eruption and aftermath 35 years later.

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Reviewed May 19, 2015

The walk is not difficult. It does make you in awe of the power of the pyroclastic flow. There are other mounds.....not sure if they have anything to do with a prehistoric eruption or earthquake near Rochesterr WA.....called Mima Mounds.

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Reviewed October 6, 2014

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.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

The heart of the mountain piled up! Hummocks=heart
Since the 1980 blast, this area has the best bird watching as it has attracted birds from Eastern Washington. Old beaver dam, hike to the Toutle River (though no access), new and dying Alder trees - overall a great hike!

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Kids and adults love walking through the woods and finding all the hummocks along the way. Perfect way to extend your trip and get your kids to expel some energy. The whole trail takes you through a variety of different rocks, forest, marsh and river, but if you're short on time you can do a quick out and back.

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