Big Four Ice Caves
Aug 25, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Big Four Ice Caves
- Region: North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
- Agency: Darrington Ranger District
- Trails: Big Four Ice Caves (#723)
- Avg Rating: 3.88
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Be Aware Of
- Avalanche danger
The caves are big, i would say that right now they are probably 10 or 12 feet tall. The air coming from inside the cave is really cold, something like a natural air conditioner.
The largest cave (in terms of height) is actually to the right side of the main caves - probably more than 15 feet high. However, the top of the cave is already getting really thin and melting quickly, so i would say that soon it will collapse.
When hiking back, we took the trail under the bridge to the river (after crossing it towards the parking lot) - it is a good place for the kids to play in the water.