Big Four Ice Caves Viewpoint

Granite Falls, Washington 98252

Big Four Ice Caves Viewpoint

Big Four Ice Caves Viewpoint Professional Review and Guide

"Want a walk through a gorgeous winter wonderland without a sweaty climb up a steep trail? This route offers all the beauty and majesty found in the wintry mountains without the strenuous workout usually required to see such splendor. It is perfect for taking the family on a gentle snowshoe stroll or for introducing newbies to the joys of snowshoeing.

The trail is wide--actually, most of the "trail" is on a section of the unplowed Mountain Loop Highway--and flat, so first-timers can get the feel for walking on snowshoes without having to worry about climbing, crossing, or descending steep slopes. But despite its mild nature, this trail accesses some truly wild country."

Big Four Ice Caves Viewpoint Reviews

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1/29/2007
Although you are walking on the road most of the way, the scenery is wonderful. Don't expect to get to the Ice Caves this winter; the bridge is damaged and is pointing downstream. You can cross the frigid water but getting to that point can be hard.
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12/30/2006
Snow level good however bridge has been washed out...disappointment after 2 mile hike into area. The compact snow more ideal for cross country ski than snow shoe.
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Trail Information

Granite Falls
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
7
Distance
250 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
January through March
Season
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Silverton No. 110
Local Maps