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Hummocks Loop Hike
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Map of the Hummocks Loop Hike

Length: 2.5 mi loop
Elevation Change: 200'
Season: Year Round
Difficulty:    Easy
Permit: NW Forest Pass not Required

Features:

This is an outstanding little gem of a hike located with easy access for hikers of all ages. The trail is almost entirely well maintained and easy to follow. There are no restrooms at the trailhead, but there are facilities just up the road at the Coldwater Lake boat launch area.

The hike can be enjoyed by going in either direction, clockwise or counterclockwise. The hike is peppered with many small water features and offers a delightful meandering through a unique volcanic landscape.

Even though the trail wanders through dense wooded areas, for the most part, you are treated to exceptional views of Mt. St. Helens. In season there are excellent floral displays. Wild life such as elk and deer are often seen in the area.

View of Mt St Helens from a pond near the Hummocks trail
View of Mt St Helens from a pond near the Hummmocks trail
How to get there:

From Seattle, WA
Drive south on I-5 to the junction of State Road 504. Exit the freeway, and turn left (east) onto SR504 and follow it east, past the Silver Lake Visitor Center and on to the Coldwater Lake Visitor Center. (closed) Take the exit directing you to Johnston Ridge, but as you descend toward Coldwater Creek, you will come to the Hummocks Trailhead parking lot, which is paved, but without restroom facilities.

From Portland, OR
Drive north on I-5 to the junction of Washington State Road 504. Exit the freeway, and turn right (east) onto SR504 and follow it east, past the Silver Lake Visitor Center and on to the Coldwater Lake Visitor Center. (closed) Take the exit directing you to Johnston Ridge, but as you descend toward Coldwater Creek, you will come to the Hummocks Trailhead parking lot, which is paved, but without restroom facilities.


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