Welcome To Darrington, Washington

Gateway to the North Cascades and Glacier Peak Wilderness
This website is sponsored by the
Darrington Area Business Association,
Inc. a non-profit organization

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

Trillium in springtime, photo by Shari Brewer

NOTICE! The highway SR 530, the access to Darrington from Arlington is under emergency closure due to
massive mud slide

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-Suittle 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.


  • Welcome Springtime! Spring is here and Darrington's amazing display of wildflowers is just around the corner!  The Skunk Cabbage and Woodland Violets  are in bloom.  Soon we will see the beautiful ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2014, 1:04 PM by Martha Rasmussen
  • Snow, Snow, Snow! Time to get those snowmobiles up to the Snow-Park on Segelsen!  Or if you are looking for a little cross-country skiing or snowshoeing the Whitehorse Rails to Trails ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2014, 4:46 PM by Martha Rasmussen
  • Flutist Peter Ali & Poet Andrea Weiser Come To Darrington! Mountain Loop Books & Coffee will be hosting flutist Peter Ali.  Explore sacred breath as renowned flutist  plays from an assorted collection of native flutes.  Andrea Weiser, poet and author of ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2014, 5:00 PM by Martha Rasmussen
  • Bald Eagle Season! January is the time of year to come out to Darrington to view the majestic Bald Eagles!  The eagles are in abundance along the rivers and streams feeding on the ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2014, 5:10 PM by Martha Rasmussen
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