The trail leads you through the hemlock firs of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. You’ll traverse over elevated boardwalks through a marshy area. A picnic area offers stunning views of Big Four Mountain, so bring a snack to enjoy.
The Big Four Ice Caves don’t exist year-round. The snowmelt and warm air of late spring create the caves, so if you attempt to visit before May, it’s likely you won’t see anything but piles of snow at the base of the mountain.