Darrington, WA Trails and Parks

Darrington has 53 trails in the vicinity, including 25 hiking trails and 11 for climbing. These trails range from 0.5 to 78 miles in length. The longest trail in Darrington is Mountain Loop Highway a well-known trail measuring 78 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Mountain Loop Highway, Gamma Hot Springs and Boulder River. Trails.com member Kai recently completed Mountain Loop Highway.

More information on the best trails in Darrington can be found below.
  • Boulder River

    5 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 cascading waterfalls. Because of its low elevation, ...
    •  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 ...

  • Boulder River Waterfall Trail

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    A gentle trail, smooth and level enough for small children, takes families comfortably through old-growth forest beside a glacier-fed river in the Boulder River Wilderness. A magnificent destination ...
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Mount Pugh: Northwest Ridge

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 the Sauk River, Pugh stands aloof among the Mountain ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mountain Loop Highway

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    From the old railroad town of Granite Falls to the logging center of Darrington, Mountain Loop Highway (a Forest Service scenic byway) follows the Stillaguamish and Sauk rivers through a mountainous ...
    •  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 ...

  • Kennedy Warm Spring

    2 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 to pack a swimsuit. The extraordinary soaking box ...
    •  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 ...

  • Glacier Peak: Sitkum Glacier Route

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    This is a straightforward glacier route in a very scenic area guarded by an exceptionally long approach for a Cascade volcano. In fact, Glacier Peak holds the distinction of being the Cascades’ ...
    •  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. ...

  • Glacier Peak

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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, no road penetrates within eight miles of the mountain; ...
    •  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 ...

  • Bedal Campground

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 Scenic Highway.
    •  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 ...

  • Old Sauk River Trail

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    A major tributary to the Skagit, the federally protected Wild and Scenic Sauk River supports a wide array of wildlife and provides critical habitat for Puget Sound salmon. And like the Skagit, ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Sloan Peak: Corkscrew Route

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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, glaciated citadel that has been compared with the ...
    •  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 ...

  • Mountain Loop Highway

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 the 50-mile stretch between Granite Falls ...
    •  78 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Celebrating Wildflowers: Darrington Wildflower Festival

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    The Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, the Washington Native Plant Society, and the town of Darrington all work very hard at making this little wildflower festival worthy of your attention. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Green Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    Appropriately if not creatively named, Green Mountain boasts hundreds of acres of emerald slopes. But look closer: within all of that green is a dazzling display of wildflowers of all colors. ...
    •  8 miles
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    Appropriately if not creatively named, Green Mountain boasts hundreds of acres of emerald slopes. But look closer: within ...

  • Kennedy Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 in the hot springs after a day of skiing soothes ...
    •  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. ...

  • Gamma Hot Springs

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    A challenging expedition, for hard-core fanatics only, to hot springs buried deep in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Swimwear? You gotta be kidding! First, conjure up a pristine hot spring emerging ...
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Sulphur Warm Springs

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    A daunting hunt for seeps hiding in a primeval forest in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. Swimwear superfluous. In this neck of the woods, Sulphur Warm Springs ranks second only to Gamma for sheer ...
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Squire Creek County Park

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    This Snohomish County Park occupies 28 acres in an old-growth forest on Squire Creek. The summer camping and fishing are good. Just 3 miles away in the Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest, ...
    •  Guide

    This Snohomish County Park occupies 28 acres in an old-growth forest on Squire Creek. The summer camping and fishing are ...

  • Clear Creek

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    This section of the Mountain Loop Highway is neither as thickly forested nor as populated as the section along the Stillaguamish River on the south side of the Boulder River Wilderness. But the ...
    •  Guide

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

  • Buck Creek

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 River, which drains Huckleberry Mountain and Green ...
    •  Guide

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

  • Bedal Campground

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 and campsite availability. The North and South ...
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    The Verlot Public Service Center, 11 miles east of Granite Falls, is a good place to check for local maps and get information ...

  • Miners Ridge–Image Lake

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    Few places on the planet are prettier than Image Lake and the ?ower-bursting slopes surrounding it, an iconic location within the Cascades and a destination sought by photographers from around ...
    •  33 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Road 2087: Falls Creek

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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, devils club, and raspberry bushes in many spots. ...
    •  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 ...

  • Road 2065: Copper Creek Valley

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 was a blessing. The shade was also a problem—this ...
    •  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, ...

  • Road 2060: Clear Creek Valley

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    The Clear Creek Valley, just outside Darrington, is a small, relatively lonely watershed rimmed by steep cliffs with interesting, exposed rock faces. The logging and mining activity that the ...
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

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

  • Road 49: Pride Basin View

    0 Reviews

    Darrington, WA

    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 you go to the right (west) side of this ridge and ...
    •  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 ...