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“Easy trail, mediocre sites ”
Review of Hummocks Trail

Hummocks Trail
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 on this one.

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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 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.

1  Thank MozMINI
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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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