Welcome To Darrington, Washington

Gateway to the North Cascades and 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 Slide!
Discover World Class Fun at Destination Darrington!

SR 530 is reopened after the tragic massive mud slide which occurred on March 22, 2014. Darrington is open for business! We remain Darrington Strong!

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 Summer Meltdown and Strutzt Fest 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.

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

Learn some fun facts and trivia of the Darrington area, the days of the fire lookouts or other local History!

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.


  • Entering Spring Wildflower Season With the warm spring weather the lush Western Bleeding Heart and Wood Violets are beginning to appear!  Soon the Trillium will be harkening springtime!  Come and enjoy some springtime hikes ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2015, 5:27 PM by Martha Rasmussen
  • Farmers Market Coming To Darrington! The Whitehorse Farmers Market Coming To Darrington in 2015!   The Whitehorse Farmers Market will begin in April and close in October, Thursday thru Sunday, 9 am to Dusk.  The market ...
    Posted Jan 1, 2015, 3:19 PM by Martha Rasmussen
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