Welcome To Darrington, Washington

Gateway to the North Cascades & Glacier Peak Wilderness



Four seasons of fun and the
great one tank getaway
make Darrington your recreation destination
!






Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at Dish Pan Gap
Photo courtesy of USFS







Darrington Is Open For Business After The Massive Mudslide Slide!
This website is provided by the volunteers of Darrington Strong Inc. and is a labor of love.  We hope you enjoy it &
 learn all about our small remarkable community.  Welcome to Darrington!

Darrington, Washington shaped by it's remote mountainous location and rich heritage.

Nestled in the northern Cascades, Darrington is surrounded by beautiful mountains, rivers, and wilderness lands.  Come experience what Darrington has to offer with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, a day on the river or some scenic backroad drives.  The famous  Mountain Loop Highway is just south of town traveling 54 miles to Granite Falls.  "The Loop" changes season by season creating a new driving adventure.  Maybe you just want to visit a small town located in the shadow of Whitehorse Mountain, learn it's heritage and enjoy some truly unique gift shops.




Hiking the legendary Circle Peak Trail, photo by Nels Rasmussen



You may wonder what kind of town is Darrington?




Darrington is a community that has strong ties to it's mountainous surroundings, we mark time by the changing seasons and appreciate the rich heritage that shaped us. It is also well known for its many colorful events and is home to the famous Darrington Bluegrass Festival and Timberbowl Rodeo.  The SummerMeltdown and Spur Festival are held annually in the summertime at the Darrington Bluegrass Grounds. Our neighbors to the north, the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe,  share their rich culture and heritage during their annual Pow Wow .  Our archery range is well known around the world and is the only Permanent World Class Archery Range in the U.S.  The Darrington Municipal Airport is very unique as it is easy walking right into town. 
 

The 4th of July at Darrington, photo by Leah Tyson



We appreciate the rich heritage that shaped our community.



The first to settle in the area were the people of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe.  When gold was discovered in 1889 prospectors flooded into the Cascade mountains and the boom town of Darrington began.  Later in 1901 when the first train reached Darrington logging and sawmills began operation. Learn more about our history...



Going Camping in the good ol' days,
photo from the Darrington Historical society




Beautiful Darrington, Washington,
come and make it your special destination for a day, a weekend or a life time!





Want to be up to date on what is happening in Darrington?  Check out the Darrington Calendar & Recent Announcements

Announcements

  • Darrington Day Celebration, May 30th 2015! Have a look at what we have planned for our 5th Annual Darrington Day Celebration!  Fun for the whole family!  Come and be part of our community and celebrate our ...
    Posted May 20, 2015, 5:02 PM by Martha Rasmussen
  • Slide Cleared On Mountain Loop Hwy.! As of 3:30 pm, May 20, 2015 the slide just a mile past Mount Pugh Road, FSR #2095, has been cleared and Mountain Loop Highway is open from Granite ...
    Posted May 20, 2015, 4:50 PM by Martha Rasmussen
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