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Great scenery

The trail is a little tough for a stroller but very pretty with lots of creeks & streams. Don't... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Frank C
Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Historic area

Easy hike, beautiful views and historical place. Stay out of ice caves, can be dangerous! Great... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Granite Falls, Washington
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

The trail is a little tough for a stroller but very pretty with lots of creeks & streams. Don't forget to stop and pay your parking fee at the gate. Bathrooms are basic without running water or flushing toilets.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Easy hike, beautiful views and historical place. Stay out of ice caves, can be dangerous! Great place for a picnic. Kid friendly Hike.

Thank eaglegene2018
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A very interesting and different place. An almost shear mountain with snow pack in its valleys and crevasses has small streams falling and cascading down to the snow pack at it's base. The streams make tunnels or ice caves as they pass through that snow...More

1  Thank brucebcb
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

First came here in April when the gate was closed at Deer Creek. It was pretty difficult trudging through the snow to get to the caves but beautiful nonetheless. Came here again in June when most the snow had melted and it was much easier...More

Thank HayleyB882
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank ItsAllAGame
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Anonymous763
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 the ice cave formations, they are dangerous and...More

4  Thank Athan S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

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 good idea. The caves...More

2  Thank marj23
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Dale M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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...More

1  Thank Seven D
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Alex V
17 July 2018|
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Response from ItsAllAGame | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see the entire cave in snow, wait till winter. We went in the spring and it was beautiful but not completely formed as the snow melts over the upper part of the cave . There were waterfalls coming down over... More
1 April 2018|
Response from Athan S | Reviewed this property |
No. The highway (Mountain Loop) to Big Four is closed approximately 11 mi from Granite Falls. There are other hiking trails (Lake 22 trailhead) that is open.
Fernandez F
15 March 2018|
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Response from Athan S | Reviewed this property |
The trail to the ice caves won't be accessible until late May early June.