ElevationAscent: 484' 147 m
Descent: -2,942' -897 m
High: 6,811' 2,076 m
Low: 3,896' 1,187 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“A fun downhill run with views of Mt. Rainier. You can either ride the gondola up or run to the start!”— Ben Stephens
Although a few sections are rocky, the majority of this run is on fine, sandy singletrack, largely following the Northway Trail. The last mile of downhill is almost too much of a good thing: soft pine needles cushion a trail weaving down through thick forest. It is easy to pick up the pace if you want to! Rocks and roots are infrequent in this section.
The last segment follows a forest road to the Power Line Trail which connects back to the parking lots and gondola station.
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Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes, History & Background
Land Manager: USFS - Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Office
Oct 28, 2019: Big Four Ice Caves Trail: Closed for the Season