Snowshoe to Big Four Ice Caves

This is the last Snowshoeing Hike that I will host this Winter!!!

THIS SNOWSHOEING HIKE BEGINS AT THE GATE AT DEER  CREEK AT 10:00 AM

Be there 15 minutes early to get ready for this snowshoeing hike. 

There are avalanches in the Ice Cave area, we will not be going right up to the Ice Caves!

This is snowshoeing up the Mountain Loop Highway to the Big Four Ice Caves Picnic area than up the trail to the Ice Cave area. There are restrooms at the Picnic area. 

Difficulty: Easy

Length: 6.5 Miles Round Trip

Hiking Time: 3.5 to 4 hours

Elevation Gain: 250 feet

Map: Green Trails: Silverton No. 110

Parking Pass: Northwest Forest Pass required, for each car.

Cancellations: If you end up having to cancel, please do so no later than 24 hours before the hikes starting time. This will allow someone on the waiting list to move up automatically and the hikes Host will be notified you're not attending the hike. For additional infomation see Files; in the More tab.

Carpooling: Please Step Up and Drive a Carpool. Everyone needs to take turns with driving carpools. Email your cell phone number to carpooling members, don't post it on the hike site. For additional infomation see Carpooling Guidelines; in the Pages tab.

Driving Directions: From Granite Falls drive east on Mountain Loop Highway about 12 miles past the Verlot Public Service Center to the end of the plowed road. Park in the cleared pullout area on the north side of the highway. There are restrooms at the Verlot Public Serice Center.

For a WTA Description of the Trail, a Driving map, Mileage and Driving time: go to www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes type in this hike, just below the Google map at the bottom of the page, click open in new window, type in your starting place and click get directions. For additional infomation see Files; in the More tab.

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  • joan

    Oh so very nice. Slept in this AM, however. It really was beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed everyone. I am so happy that I could go. Thank you William. I'm looking forward to next year's snowshoeing already.

    March 18, 2013

  • Arnie Z

    Tiring but beautiful nonetheless. Thanks again William.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was at Deer Creek at 9:30. The only people there were skiers. Waited till 10:15.

    March 17, 2013

    • William G.

      Sorry we missed you Ken, you where at the wrong place.

      March 17, 2013

  • William G.

    Great day for snowshoeing with good friends!! Thank you everyone for joining me on my last snowshoeing hike for this winter!! It was very nice to meet one of our new members, Carole Ropsenberg!!

    March 17, 2013

  • Sally P.

    Lots of snow! Beautiful and challenging.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day for a snowshoe up at Big Four!! Parts of it were a challenge with all the snow fall, but really a fun day!! Thanks William for planning this snowshoe!! Also Thanks to William & Brad for driving!! Great pizza at Omega!!

    March 17, 2013

  • Arnie Z

    Brad,

    How about we carpool together? Let's meet at the Everett Station and maybe some others who would like to carpool will be there as well. Waddaya think?

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. See you at Everett Station tomorrow.

      March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive if anyone wants a ride from south Everett or Lake Stevens

    March 14, 2013

  • William G.

    Omega Pizza is in the town of Granite Falls, I forgot to put that in the email.

    March 14, 2013

  • Arnie Z

    would like to carpool

    March 11, 2013

  • William G.

    I will drive a carpool from the Everett Station, I have Joan, Nancy and Sally in my full carpool. We will leave at 8:25 am please be there by 8:15 am. There are restrooms at the Station. I will pick Nancy up at exit 206 P&R, we need to leave by 8:00 am be there by 7:55 am. I drive a white Subaru Outback

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    William, could I join your carpool?

    March 9, 2013

  • Sally P.

    William, can I join you. If there becomes a need for an additional carpool, I can then use my car for that.

    February 12, 2013

    • William G.

      Yes you can join my carpool!

      February 12, 2013

  • joan

    I would like to carpool.

    February 12, 2013

    • William G.

      Yes you can join my carpool!

      February 12, 2013

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  • William G.
    Organizer
    Event Host
  • Arnie Z
    An Original Charter Member - Northwest Hikers 50 Plus
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