Bird Walk on the Boardwalk (Wetland Haven Trail)

First Day of the Year Hike along the wetland nature boardwalk located beside Mt. Saint Helens Visitor Center.

Length of Hike: 0.6 miles

Where to Meet: Although the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center will be closed January 1st, the parking lot will remain open. Please park in the upper or lower lot (ADA) and meet in front of the building. Ranger Robyn will be there to greet you.

Is this Hike for Beginners? Yes

Degree of Difficulty: very Easy

ADA Accessible? Yes

Stroller Accessible? Yes

Are leashed dogs allowed? Yes

Restrictions: This hike is accessible for all. The terrain is flat with gravel/soil/boardwalk surfaces.   

Registration Required: No

Things to bring: Rain gear is recommended (just in case) as well as warm winter layers. No technical gear is required for this walk. Don’t forget your hats, gloves, and hand-warmers! Bird watchers might want their binoculars and field guides, though some will be provided.

Cancellation Information: Mount St. Helens Visitor Center- 360-274-0962

Description: Come join Park staff and walk the trails and boardwalk along the wetland ecosystem of Silver Lake. Participants will stroll along a beautiful boardwalk, with plenty of bird-watching opportunities - so bring your binoculars! You’ll learn about the formation of this lake and the incredible biodiversity of the Mount St. Helen's landscape with an emphasis on our feathered friends. Please plan for 1-1.5 hours for this full experience. 

Please Note: Seaquest State Park, across the road, is closed to the public including all associated trails. 


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