Big Four Ice Caves, Granite Falls

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  • 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 »
  • There is an easy 1 mile walk on a boardwalk and path to a good view point. There were people close to the entrance and 1 person climbing outside the cave but there have been deaths so this is not a go...  more »
  • Large but much of it gone in September. Beautiful area and great walk. All board walk or gravel/dirt path. Not strenuous to the average person.  more »
  • 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.
  • Beautiful easy hike in the rain. Very large avalanche heard up top with a lot of water pouring down while viewing the caves so kept a safe distance. Highly recommend going early to beat the crowds.
  • So COOL... No literally! it's very cool, and cool and also very cold at times... The Big Four Ice Cave trail was recommended to me by one of the Park Rangers at the Verlot station. I was interested in doing some hiking, but was running a bit low on time, so she recommended I check out the Big Four Ice Cave trail. She very accurately described it as a short, scenic hike with a great view that is not too arduous. I completely agree...well for the most part. I'd call it more of a stroll or a light walk than a hike. The path is easy to see, well maintained and the incline is not steep at all. The stroll is only about a mile long each way and doesn't take a lot of effort. The Ice Caves at the end are a sight to see! Something straight out of a movie or a fairy tale. There are plenty of warning signs telling you to stay out of the caves, not to enter, to stay on the path...etc. Use your own judgment...the signs are there for a reason. I do recommend listening to the advice. Unfortunately there is a mural at the end of the trail dedicated to a young girl that got crushed by the ice. I did not enter the Ice caves, even though there were a couple of kids inside. I don't want to die...when I went the roof was dripping...not a good sign...and the melted ice formed a stream of water that just mysteriously diapered into the rocks...err the ground. Logically, I'd prefer a solid frozen Ice cave in the middle of winter instead of a partially melting roof over my head...but that's just me. I'll be back...when Winter is here...or whenever I get a chance to return.
  • 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! Should have rate it 5 but can't for security issues.

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