Big Four Ice Caves, Granite Falls

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  • It was a bit rainy the day we took the short hike to the ice caves. We didn’t hike up to the cave, but enjoyed the view from below. It was a nice outing with family including 4 month old grandchild  more »
  • We are from southern MN and there aren't any mts to hike. We don't do much walking. My son said we should try it. We took our time, stopped for lunch. We made it, great photos.  more »
  • The hike (1 mile in) was more impressive than the actual ice caves. An easy family friendly hike with lots of nature viewpoints along the way. Obey the warning signs about getting close to or going in...  more »
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  • Beautiful! Very much worth the drive and short hike but be careful of what time of year you go and what the weather is like. Make sure you obey the parks dept rules as they're for your own safety. When my daughter was there, someone had gone further than allowed and ended up needing an aid car. Not sure what happened. Otherwise, they had a great time!
  • Must see. It is winter wonderland. The walk, the bridges, the caves, the waterfalls, they mist. You have to a there to experience it. Very kid friendly hike. Very short aswell. Need to dress warm. Be ready to get wet in the water/snow. Wear proper footwear that protects your feet from getting wet. Fantastic location of the caves, amidst the granite mountains/rocks, the waterfalls etc. The 360 degree view is be amazing.
  • Fairly easy hike with slight elevation change as you go. Well marked trail. Observe signs. Do NOT enter the caves signs posted in several places. Obey. Be bear aware outdoors.
  • Rain or shine (it rained pretty good most of today), great place to get out explore. The hike is definitely kid-friendly, possibly a LITTLE long round-trip for little legs, but it's easy enough to take your time and carry the little ones if you need to. Plenty to see on the way up, and the trail is pretty well maintained. Starting to get a little icy at the top, otherwise super easy hike, and the caves are well worth it. Just heed the warnings and stay back far enough, in case of a roof collapse. Especially if you're up there with kids, it's just not worth the risk. Otherwise, super fun for the whole fam, kid and dog friendly as well!
  • This is a popular trail for a reason! It has really beautiful scenery and is great for families. My kids and I do this hike every year! Fun little creek to play at in the beggining.
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