Darrington, WA Trails and Parks

Darrington has 52 trails in the vicinity, including 25 hiking trails and 11 for climbing. These trails range from 0.5 to 78 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mountain Loop Highway, Gamma Hot Springs and Boulder River. Trails.com member Mark K. recently completed Mountain Loop Highway.
  • Boulder RiverView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy 8.6-mile out-and-back day hike or backpack in the Boulder River Wilderness will take you through beautiful old-growth forest and past ...

  • Boulder River Waterfall TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A gentle trail, smooth and level enough for small children, takes families comfortably through old-growth forest beside a glacier-fed river in ...

  • Mount Pugh: Northwest RidgeView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  4 - 6 hours to summit
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Pugh is one of the landmark peaks of the western Cascades. Rising to a height of 7,201 feet with a vertical rise of over 5,000 feet from ...

  • Mountain Loop HighwayView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    •  Easy
    •  2.5 hours up to a full day including side hikes
    •  54 miles
    •  Guide

    From the old railroad town of Granite Falls to the logging center of Darrington, Mountain Loop Highway (a Forest Service scenic byway) follows ...

  • Kennedy Warm SpringView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Includes: Glacier Creek Meadow and Lake Byrne. A day hike or multi-day backpack featuring a soaking box in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. No need ...

  • Glacier Peak: Sitkum Glacier RouteView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  2 - 3 days round trip; 4 - 7 hours one-way from Boulder Basin
    •  Guide

    This is a straightforward glacier route in a very scenic area guarded by an exceptionally long approach for a Cascade volcano. In fact, Glacier ...

  • Glacier PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  Times vary by chosen route
    •  Guide

    Tucked away within the interior of the Cascade Range of central Washington, Glacier Peak is the most remote of the peaks in this book. Indeed, ...

  • Bedal CampgroundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    You’ve probably done what I’ve done— driven right by Bedal on the way to loftier destinations or while out for a day cruise of the Mountain Loop ...

  • Old Sauk River TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A major tributary to the Skagit, the federally protected Wild and Scenic Sauk River supports a wide array of wildlife and provides critical habitat ...

  • Sloan Peak: Corkscrew RouteView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Climbing  
    •  6 - 8 hours to summit
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Sloan Peak is the highest mountain in the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness and in the Cascades between Glacier Peak and Puget Sound. It is a large, ...

  • Mountain Loop HighwayView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  78 miles
    •  Guide

    A 78-mile drive along 3 forested river systems between the towns of Granite Falls and Arlington in Snohomish County. The Forest Service has designated ...

  • Celebrating Wildflowers: Darrington Wildflower FestivalView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Nature Trips  
    •  One day to a weekend
    •  Guide

    The Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, the Washington Native Plant Society, and the town of Darrington all work very hard at making this ...

  • Green MountainView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Appropriately if not creatively named, Green Mountain boasts hundreds of acres of emerald slopes. But look closer: within all of that green is ...

  • Kennedy Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    •  8 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Hot springs and snow are a seductive combination, so it’s not surprising that Kennedy Hot Springs is a popular winter destination. A long soak ...

  • Gamma Hot SpringsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    A challenging expedition, for hard-core fanatics only, to hot springs buried deep in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Swimwear? You gotta be kidding! ...

  • Sulphur Warm SpringsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A daunting hunt for seeps hiding in a primeval forest in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Swimwear superfluous. In this neck of the woods, Sulphur ...

  • Clear CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    This section of the Mountain Loop Highway is neither as thickly forested nor as populated as the section along the Stillaguamish River on the ...

  • Buck CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Situated on the western boundary of the Glacier Peak Wilderness, this campground is on Buck Creek not far from where it flows into the Suiattle ...

  • Bedal CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    The Verlot Public Service Center, 11 miles east of Granite Falls, is a good place to check for local maps and get information on road conditions ...

  • Miners Ridge–Image LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

    Few places on the planet are prettier than Image Lake and the ?ower-bursting slopes surrounding it, an iconic location within the Cascades and ...

  • Road 2087: Falls CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    On foot, cross pretty Falls Creek on an old moss-covered, wooden bridge where the road becomes Road 2087. This road is grown over with alder, ...

  • Road 2065: Copper Creek ValleyView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    I walked up Road 2065 on a cloudless day in July, when snow still lingered on many of the visible peaks above tree line, and the shade on the ...

  • Road 2060: Clear Creek ValleyView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Clear Creek Valley, just outside Darrington, is a small, relatively lonely watershed rimmed by steep cliffs with interesting, exposed rock ...

  • Road 49: Pride Basin ViewView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This trip offers great views of the small glaciers in Pride Basin. The trail meanders up through forest with no views until near the top. If ...

  • Road 2435-020: White Chuck MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The scenery is outstanding. The road is steep, but very drivable, to within 200 feet of its end, so this trip does not technically qualify as ...