Top Adventures in Darrington

  • Chillin at Darrington Bluegrass Festival

    Every year people from all over the world travel to Darrington WA to sit back, relax and listen to Bluegrass. This festival, as well as the campsite, is such a magical experience and it's a great idea to make it an annual tradition.With or without...

  • Hike to Three Fingers Lookout

    Approximately 11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA, on the Mt. Loop Highway,  turn onto Forest Service road 41 and follow this road for 18.0 miles to the trailhead. The road is quite rough and it is recommended you have a four-wheel drive vehicle. T...

    15 miles 4200 ft gain

  • Hike the Boulder River Trail

    Boulder River is a great outing for those days when you feel like you just need a good hike through the forest. This makes for a nice long day hike, but because both of the large waterfalls are within the first half of the trail, you can still see...

    8.6 miles 700 ft gain

  • Backpack to North Lake via Independence Lake

    North Lake is everything you could want in a subalpine lake: emerald green hues, cold, clear water, lots of brook trout and far from cell-phone reception. This backpack is perfect when the weather gets hot and sunny, though it does reside in what...

    7 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Scramble Mount Pugh

    Not for the faint of heart - or those with a fear of heights - Mount Pugh offers some of the most rewarding summit views in the Cascades.Located off the northern end of the Mountain Loop Highway, this is an easy day trip from anywhere in the Puget...

    11 miles 5300 ft gain

  • Dispersed Camp near Beaver Creek Group Camp, Mt. Baker Snoqualmie NF

    This campsite is located along the Mountain  Loop Highway. There are various options for dispersed camping around the area, as well as some you can reserve ahead of time such as the Coal Creek Campground and the Beaver Creek Group Campground. This...

  • Hike to the Big Four Ice Caves

    Disclaimer: Hiking into the caves is extremely dangerous as there is potential for the ice to fall. We do not recommend hiking inside of them and if you choose to do so, you're doing it at your own risk.This is a short hike at just 2.2 miles round...

    2.2 miles 200 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Coal Lake

    https://www.theoutbound.com/wa...Starting out at the Deer Creek gate of Mountain Loop Highway the road is flat and uneventful for the first 2 miles or so, though it does offer some great views of the Big Four as well as a few other peaks and the b...

    13 miles 1600 ft gain

  • Hike Lake 22

    If you're looking for a taste of the Mountain Loop Highway area, but don't have it in you for a longer, steeper journey, look no further than Lake 22. The trail starts out as flat and well-maintained, from the parking lot, before becoming a true m...

    5.4 miles 1350 ft gain

  • Winter Hike to Heather Lake

    After exiting Mountain Loop Hwy, follow the gravel road up 1.1 miles before you reach the parking lot. WATCH FOR POTHOLES! The trailhead can be found to the left of the small parking lot. After filling out your group information in the small stand...

    4.6 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Winter Backpack to the Summit of Mt. Dickerman

    In general, this is a strenuous hike or snowshoe at approximately 8 miles round trip with nearly 4000 elevation gain. Be aware of current snow conditions and avalanche risk. Do not attempt this winter trip without proper knowledge, skill, and gear...

    8 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Sunrise Hike to Mount Dickerman

    Arriving in the dark, we got layered up with our headlamps on to conquer the trail. After trekking about 10 minutes, the group stopped to layer down.The trail continued on for a couple miles in the same fashion, switch back after switch back. View...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Darrington, Washington

      Clear Creek Campground

      Overview Clear Creek Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.Nestled in a towering canopy of fir trees, this campground offers ...

    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Coal Creek Group Camp

      Overview Coal Creek Group Campground sits along the scenic Mountain Loop Road in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.Surrounded by stands of old-growth forest and located near the confluence t...

    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Tulalip Group Camp

      Overview Situated a short distance from the banks of the Stillaguamish River and in close proximity to several wilderness areas, Tulalip Group Campground offers visitors the opportunity to experien...

    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Red Bridge Campground

      Overview Red Bridge Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway along the pebble-strewn bank of the South Fork Stillaguamish River in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Red Brid...

    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Boardman Group Camp

      Overview Boardman Group Campground is located about 8 miles east of the Verlot Public Service Center along scenic Mountain Loop Scenic Byway through Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The campgr...

    • Granite Falls, Washington

      Esswine Group Camp

      Overview Esswine Group Campground is located on the banks of the tranquil Stillaguamish River in The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The camp is close to several wilderness areas and offers v...

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