Darrington, Washington

Outdoor enthusiasts have every type of activity available with Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest nearby. For the daring adventurist there is heli skiing, whitewater rafting and climbing. Join in one of the festivals such as the Bluegrass Festival and Summer meltdown or explore the Pacific Crest Trail or one of the trails located in Darrington. Read this page below for a complete list of activities.

Rafting on the nearby Suiattle River. Photo courtesy Blue Sky Outfitters


Darrington Rock Climbing

Washington Climber Coalition (WCC)
This website features the Darrington climbing area with information on various climbs and who to contact.

Festivals and Events

Darrington Bluegrass Festival. PO Box 519, Darrington, WA 98241. Phone: 360-436-1179; Ticket Info: 360-436-1006. E-mail

Darrington Day
Annual celebration of the area's waterfalls, wildflowers, Mt. Loop and more.

Annual music festival held at the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington.

Summer Meltdown
Multi-day outdoor music and camping festival held at the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater.

Timberbowl Rodeo. 42109 State Route 530 NE, Darrington, WA 98241. Phone: 360-436-1578.


Cascade Kamloops Trout Farm. 1240 Darrington Street, Darrington, WA 98241. Phone: 360-436-1003. E-mail

Heli Skiing

Hi Line Helicopters. 47225 Sauk Prairie Road, Darrington, WA 98241. Phone: 360-436-1302; Fax: 360-436-0364. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Darrington Ranger Station - 1405 Emens Avenue N, Darrington, WA 98241. Phone: 360-436-1155.

Water activities in one of the lakes or rivers including fishing, river rafting, boating and swimming or go climbing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, bird watching, OHV riding, snow skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Pack Trips

The Pack Station. Phone: 360-631-7219. E-mail


Sauk River
This river is a popular destination for fly fishing.

Stillaguamish River
This river is known for the salmon runs including chinook, coho, chum, pink and sockeye salmon, steelhead trout, sea-run cutthroat, and bull trout.


Darrington Trails
List of trails with descriptions and reviews by All Trails.

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting can be enjoyed on the nearby Sauk and Suiattle rivers. Click on the following Go Northwest pages for more information:

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