Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Loops

Randle, Washington 98377

Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Loops

Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Loops Professional Review and Guide

"Woods Creek and Old Growth Loops make a figure-eight hike through a diverse lowland forest. For seeing the largely nocturnal wildlife, very early-morning hikes are best. This is an excellent hike for small children and open to hikers only. The Woods Creek Loops’ elevation and rainfall are similar to those of the nearby Cedar Flats Nature Loop, but here the younger forest, growing on deep, moist organic soil, is mostly deciduous, while at Cedar Flats the older conifer woods grow from the mineral soil of an ancient lahar deposit.

If time allows, it’s a real learning experience to walk both the Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Loops and the Cedar Flats Nature Loop on the same trip. Flowers including three-leafed anemone (Anemone deltoidea) and western buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis) grow in many places along the trail, but they are by no means the only ones. Take along a good plant and flower identification book to study the wide diversity of plants in the area."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
March through October
1,140 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Jul 2018