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.