Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument

Castle Rock, Washington 98611

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument

Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"When it comes to birding new habitat, no other place in Washington offers the degree of new opportunities found along the Birth of a Lake Trail and the rugged Hummocks Trail in the blast zone of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Each trail offers dramatic evidence of the volcanic eruption that changed the area from deep forest to barren wasteland in a matter of moments back in 1980.

But more importantly the trails offer a look at which birds are returning to the mountain terrain as trees and shrubs create more cover and wetland plants fill the borders of lakes and streams. Habitats: Mountain riparian, freshwater marsh, wetland. Specialty birds: Barrow’s Goldeneye; Bald Eagle; Northern Goshawk; Blue Grouse; Vaux’s Swift; Rufous Hummingbird; Hutton’s and Cassin’s Vireo."

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Trail Information

Castle Rock
Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Best spring, summer, and fall
Best Times
2,490 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation

Activity Feed

Dec 2018