Big Four Ice Caves Trail

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Big Four Ice Caves Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 26 miles to the trailhead, on the right (elev. 1750 ft). Privy available. You can also hike from the Big Four Picnic Area, which is 0.5 mile before (west of) the caves trailhead off of the Mountain Loop Highway.

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great trail easy to follow well marked super for kids

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21 days ago

Took my son and two of his friends (ages 3, 6, & 9) yesterday. Oh my goodness! Gorgeous little hike. Lots and lots of people. But plenty of things to look at that keep the kids interested and motivated. We did see a bear at the beginning of the trail, and I found bear prints in the snow once we got to the "caves". (You can't see them yet) But overall there's too much human activity around for bears to hang out in the area too long.

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27 days ago

Beautiful trail!!

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28 days ago

Great hiking trail! Stroller friendly!

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29 days ago

Amazing! Views are incredible and so much fun for the entire family!

29 days ago

Super easy hike up to the caves. Absolutely beautiful scenery. Caves weren't open but the view is worth it. Will definitely go back. Breathtaking.

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1 month ago

Beautiful. Great for little kids. Ice caves not formed yet. Trailhead parking is still closed, but you can park in the picnic area lot.

1 month ago

Ice caves still not formed however still a beautiful hike! The gate on mountain loop highway is now open, you can now drive to the trail head.

1 month ago

1 month ago

caves have not formed yet, but still pretty. road was closed about 2 miles before the trailhead. worth the extra walk.

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