Day Hike - Big Four Ice Caves


Day Hike - Big Four Ice Caves

Photograph wildflowers and scenery.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft

Meet at the Big Four Trailhead parking lot at 9am.

Note: I will be going up the night before and camping at the Red Bridge campground. There is a two night minimum. If anyone wants to camp there, you can make a reservation.

Hike at a leisurely pace to the end of the Big 4 trail. Bring a snack to eat before heading back down and exploring some of the other short, level trails where there once was a golf course (but now is a beaver habitat) and the Big Four Inn (which burned down in 1949). There should be lots of wildflowers to photograph and  there are usually lots of birds (including cedar wax wings).

Note: We will NOT be entering the ice caves...they are too dangerous!


Big Four Ice Caves

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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