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Getting Here

Flying into the Darrington Municipal Airport, photo by Jim Hale

  • From the Seattle area driving to Darrington is about a 90 minute to a 2 hour drive depending on your starting point.  Drive north on I-5, take the exit #230 to Arlington, Oso and Darrington.  You reach Darrington after driving approximately 40 minutes.
  • From the Bellingham area driving to Darrington is about a 90 minute to 2 hour drive depending on your starting point.  Drive south on I-5, take the exit #230 to Arlington, Oso and Darrington. You will reach Darrington after driving approximately 40 minutes.  (For starting points east of Bellingham you might want to search online for possible Hwy.#9 options for your trip).
  • The Community Transit comes up SR 530 all the way from Everett-Smokey Point to Darrington. The route travels through Arlington where some transfer options are available.  The buses are also equipped to bring your bicycle with you. Learn more...
  • Smaller planes can fly in at the Darrington Municipal Airport.  The airport is just north of town making it a short walk to dining, shopping and lodging. Learn more...
  • DCDirect connecting Darrington, Concrete & Skat Transit, this shuttle is provided by the Sauk-Suiattle TribeFare information: Sauk-Suiattle Reservation to Darrington - $0.50, Darrington to Concrete - $1.00, local in Darrington - Free, local in Concrete - Free, Students, Seniors & Disabled - Free.  "We envision a transportation system in Skagit & Stillaguamish Valleys providing mobility for our entire communities.  Children & youth, older adults, people of disabilities & those with low incomes will share in a coordinated system designed to gain economies of scale, eliminate duplication & expand service availability & quality". See Schedule...
  • Fly your plane into the Darrington Municipal Airport and see the famous million dollar views of the mountains, waterfalls and rivers.  The airport is just walking distance from dining and lodging.  Learn more...
Mountain Loop Highway in autumn
  • Drive the historical and Beautiful Mountain Loop HighwayThis road, a rustic scenic byway, in itself is a destination winding through forest, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and more!  From Granite Falls drive east to Mountain Loop Hwy. and  will continue driving on a paved road for 18 miles.  As you drive you will come up to the Green Gables General Store, an excellent place to get a good cup of coffee and lots of information about the Mountain Loop Highway.  When you reach Barlow Point at 18 miles the road will become gravel with turnouts for 14 miles, cell service will not work beyond this point for several miles.  Continuing your drive you reach paved road again after the 14 mile stretch.  Driving another 6 miles you will reach Darrington city limits.  Learn more...
  • Discover the Whitehorse Trail!  Snohomish County continues work to construct a trail following the historical 27 mile railroad grade of the old Arlington - Darrington Line.  Parts of this trail are open with beautifully re-decked bridges offering great vistas and birding.  You can enjoy this trail by horseback, bicycle or walking.  Someday this trail will connect to the Centennial Trail, Arlington & Darrington.  Learn more...