Darrington is about 75 miles northeast of Seattle.
If you're considering a visit to Darrington, try to bring some binoculars and a camera because this is one of the most beautiful places in the United States.

To see some pictures or the current conditions, view the webcam or the weather forecast. To learn about some of the businesses along the way, see the A Day's Adventure map.

Here is a snapshot of the local area:

Population 1,500 (approx)
Location 74 miles NE of Seattle
Summers 70-90° F, Sunny
Winters 30-50° F, Cloudy/ Rainy
Elevation 549 Feet
Prominent Feature Whitehorse Mountain - 6,854 Feet
Rivers Sauk, Stillaguamish

There are lots of recreational activities here, and knowing where to go is part of the adventure. A good place to start is the Darrington Ranger Station or the Sauk River Trading Post - both can provide lots of information about the incredible nature activities in the area. You may also want to visit to find trails in this area.

How to get to Darrington
From Seattle (or Vancouver, BC):

  • take I-5 to the Highway 530 (Arlington/Darrington) exit (#208) - approximately 43 miles north of Seattle.
  • go East on Hwy. 530 (through Arlington) for about 30 miles. For visual directions, view the map.

4th of July festivities at Old School Park. Photo credit: David Bass