Sophia Alfred
Sophia A


Hiking · Seattle, WA, United States
  • 8 hours
  • 1 - 3 people
  • Easy
$45Per Person
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Ride along for a scenic drive through the Mountain Loop Highway that winds past small towns, rushing rivers and lush forests, leading to the Big Four Mountain Ice Caves. The experience of standing beneath the towering Big Four peaks never fails to bring a sense of exhilaration and awe in all who come to take in its views. The hike itself is a gently sloping 2.2 mile round trip and consists of a trail that switches between boardwalks and gravel paths. On the way up, frogs, dragonflies and birds can be easily spotted. The general feeling of walking among a forest teeming with life is hard to ignore. The trail ends within a safety perimeter of rocks which is ideal for taking in the sights and snapping pictures. The mountains views certainly don't stop as other North Cascade peaks greet hikers on the way back. This hike is optimal for all ages due to the gradual incline of the trail and short distance.
Saturdays and Sundays
Throughout my childhood, the Big Four Ice Caves were a customary stop for my family and friends during camping trips in the area. As I grew up I continued visiting the hike and enjoyed noticing new aspects of it each time. The amount I have traveled to and on this trail has provided me with experience of the roads leading to it as well as the surrounding nature. You can be confident of being well guided to the location of the hike and on the trail itself.
  • Water (bottled)
  • Transportation to and from the hike
  • Sun block
  • Snacks
  • Backpack
  • Hiking poles
Cancellations must be done 2 days prior to the scheduled tour.
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Host will provide location upon booking
  • Day 1
    Please contact me to determine what time and location is best to meet you. I can also offer a pick up in my car at any location along the I-5 corridor anywhere from the Seattle Center exits to Everett. The hike itself does not take more than 2 hours (round trip), so there is plenty of time to pause and enjoy a picnic at the meadow near the trail head after the hike. Once you are ready to head back I can drop you off at the same location we met that day for the hike.
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