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Arlington, 28 miles
Concrete, 27 miles
Glacier, 91 miles
Granite Falls, 44 miles
Maple Falls, 84 miles
Mt. Baker, 78 miles

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Darrington, Washington

Darrington is nestled at the base of the rugged North Cascade Mountains and is encircled and protected by mountain barriers. Towering in the background toward the southwest is Whitehorse Mountain at an elevation of 6,563 feet. And southeast of Darrington is Glacier Peak at an elevation of 10,541 feet, the highest point in Snohomish County and one of the Cascade Volcanoes.

This picturesque community of 1,300 residents was first established as a night camp for the wagon route linking the Monte Cristo mines to the Puget Sound area. The Sauk and Suiattle tribes populated the area until the arrival of white miners in search of gold and silver in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

But the commercial value of mining eventually was overshadowed by the profits to be made from logging, and it was loggers of Swedish, Irish, Welsh, and Norwegian decent, and a large contingent of loggers from North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, that founded the community.

Presently, Darrington is an outdoor enthusiast's haven with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, whitewater rafting plus fishing in the Sauk and Suiattle Rivers along with Bald Eagle watching in the fall. The Whitehorse Amphitheater is home to music festivals including STRUTZFEST, Summer Meltdown and the Bluegrass Festival. Whatever your favorite activity is, you will be sure to find it in Darrington.

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