Big Four Ice Caves Trail

EASY 198 reviews
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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.

3 hours ago

Easy, Beautiful, and great for a quick trip if need be!

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12 days ago

The caves were interesting.

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14 days ago

Great easy trail with lots to see and those amazing ice caves - great for kids. Note you are advised not to go into the caves themselves as they are unstable (best to prep kids in advance as someone will be in there despite warnings when you arrive and kids will want to follow). Incredibly beautiful hike

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30 days ago

Great place to hike but better not go with limited crowd. We went hiking with 2 cars parked (one is ours) in the parking lot. Came back with our window glass broken and all stuffs in the car gone, even charging wires and apartment parking sticker. Beware!

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A nice relaxing hike we went on. nothing crazy mile wise. incline not alot. overall once we arrived to the caves and it was awesome. just make sure you bring a lite jacket if you get cold. we went on September 3,2017

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Fun first trail to do with kids. Nice and pleasant leisurely hike with great views.

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Arrived at the parking area on Sat 8/26/17 around 9:30AM. My senior national park pass was good to go here. I've heard this hike is real popular but when we got there the parking area was pretty much empty...lots of parking. I talked to a ranger who happened to be at the trail head...yes there are a lot of car break ins so don't leave anything of value in your car. The trail is in really good shape...boardwalk along part of the way. Very nice walk thru the forest. Short and easy hike good for families or slower walkers.