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Hummocks Trail

MODERATE 134 reviews

Hummocks Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Toutle, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 246 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

washed out

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

Swarms of caterpillars are eating away at the deciduous red alder trees. It shouldn’t be much of a problem once the evergreens grow back. The trail itself was easy and varied.

hiking
27 days ago

Excellent, scenic hike with diverse typography, wildlife, and plant life. The hike is on an easy to follow trail that varies from forested areas, wide open valleys, to volcanic ash rock, with rivers, creeks, and great views of Mt. St Helens. I would highly recommend this hike. When you do the loop, make sure to go counter-clockwise instead of clockwise (that way you get better views of the mountains). Great hike for those who wanted to see PNW beauty - and is not too strenuous while still feeling like a workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Went 6/17/2019 and if you could ignore the gigantic infestation of tent caterpillars it’s a nice hike with lots of varied scenery. Pretty green trails through trees, ponds and open areas with nice views of St. Helens. There must have been tens of thousands of caterpillar nests, and they were crawling all over the ground. Seriously everywhere and dropping out of the trees! No exaggeration!

1 month ago

Went last summer. Lots of different landscape. Not difficult. Nice views of St. Helens.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

An awesome meandering and easy trail that showcases some of the volcanic aftermath of St Helens. A little muddy at parts but there’s gorgeous greenery all around and some great look outs of where lava or mud slid down after the eruption

1 month ago

Nice trail and more easy than moderate. Offers some nice views of St Helens.

hiking
1 month ago

went on mother's day 2019 about 20 cars in parking lot about 19 more than I wanted to see! over all beautiful hike recommend for any age, lots to look at really enjoyed it. the boundary trail starts off of it we did take it for about a mile would of like to gone farther but the wife was getting hangry! going to hike the loowit next fall can't wait!!

hiking
2 months ago

We did the beginning of Hummocks ( first 1/2 mile), when we got to a Y in the trail we opted to go left towards the observatory. If you go right it’s the loop trail. We had an amazing hike! It was clear and every turn offered incredible views of St Helens. Most of the trails were still closed, but so happy with this gem we stumbled upon!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout with a single Bob stroller lol! A double wouldn’t fit but a single barely made it. It was intense uphill in some spots. But a great hike for kids especially older kids that don’t need strollers :) Beautiful views of mt St. Helens

hiking
3 months ago

did the start of Hummocks Trail loop, continued on the boundary trail. Hummocks Trail was well worn and easy to follow. boundary on the other hand was very difficult to find. (my first time on this trail, so I'll try again in spring). snowshoes or microspikes recommended, although I managed well enough with just hiking boots.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

3./17/19. beautiful day! gorgeous hike. ranger at learning center shared that the trail is day use only but if you are late there is not a gate that locks you in. they got 9” of snow on monday. there was a lot of snow! i had spikes and poles and i was very glad to have both multiple times. we went in .7m to where the hummocks trail meets the boundary trail. the view of mt. st. helens and the frozen body of water were beautiful in that spot. we hung out there and then made our way back. i want to do the whole loop when there is less snow. (also learning center a short drive from the trailhead has a bathroom.)

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Beautiful day for a hike. Path well worn only micro-spikes needed. Wish we would have come earlier to head closer in towards the mountain down the boundary trail.

snowshoeing
snow
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Unique terrain created by the 80's eruption makes this a short and sweet loop hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Short and easy trail.

7 months ago

First, the directions through this app are wrong. It took me to a closed road. I found the trail by accident. It's right past Coldwater lake, on the left, right before the gate that they close to Johnston Ridge. Huge parking lot and no bathroom. There were 2 other cars in the lot but we didn't see anyone on the trail. Great views of Mt. St. Helens.

hiking
9 months ago

Great loop good chance to see wildlife

hiking
10 months ago

This is a beautiful loop. Due to Helen's eruption in 1980, you can still see the damage/change done to the area; this makes for an ever-changing hike.

cross country skiing
11 months ago

great

11 months ago

Great hike, super easy but great views for not a ton of effort. Beware though - we saw (not exaggerating) probably 20+ different rat snakes along the trail. They were harmless, but still... snakes.

hiking
11 months ago

great trail for kids!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

it was a great trail for beginners and going counterclockwise has better views of the mountain and overall was amazing

hiking
Monday, July 09, 2018

Great trail with beautiful views! Great for family with older kids (8+ years)

hiking
Monday, June 18, 2018

hot today.. sun was a killer

hiking
Monday, June 11, 2018

Nice, beautiful, easy hike for the littles.

hiking
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Excellent trail! A lot of wild flowers this time of the year.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

About 10 miles round-trip. With only a light backpack, and stops for photos on the way, the hike was 2-2.5 hours up, and 1-1.5 down. Except for one or two steep parts that aren't exceedingly long, the hike is a gradual uphill that most won't struggle with. If you're thinking of turning back early, don't. The views get better and better until you're actually at the Observatory. Highly recommend.

hiking
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This was my first time here and I did the trail clockwise, starting at the southern entrance near the signage, and wish I had gone the other way! I still had a lovely time but felt my views would have been better going counter clockwise. Either way - lovely hike, excellent views and well maintained trail. A little muddy in spots and some bigger branches but all easy to get around. I started at 6AM and it was very windy in some of the more exposed spots of the trail. Was the only car in the lot when I began and there were four others by the time I finished around 730.

hiking
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Moderately easy hike with gradual elevation gain, great views of crater/blast-zone, in an other-worldly setting. the lack of trees and piles of rock and ash resemble the surface of the moon. very cool for a day hike. trail is in great condition.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Enjoyable scenic hike.

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