For a perfect outdoor getaway, book an RV in Darrington, WA to explore the forests and waterways of Washington. Tucked away between Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Darrington is a great starting place to begin your adventure. Whether it’s going into the forest for a day-hike or going kayaking on the Stillaguamish River, Darrington has it all for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Rent an RV and take in the scenic views of North Washington where you can see such things as snow-capped mountains year-round, or take your Darrington RV rental to the beach where you can climb aboard a ship and go whale watching. You won’t regret your visit to this part of the country, but there is so much else to do besides wandering in the outdoors. Take the family to Seattle, which is only a couple of hours' drive to the south, or Portland, which is farther south still. Another exciting place to visit is Vancouver — located to the north within the borders of our northern neighbor, the always-friendly country of Canada. Booking a motorhome rental in Darrington is a great way to enhance your vacation.
The Great Outdoors
The great outdoors is in no short supply in this part of the country, and if you’re looking to stretch your legs, you won’t have to look very far. There are many trails in this area, ranging from short and brisk to long and challenging, but there is one trail that stands out. Just a quick 45-minute drive south from Darrington, you can find Goat Lake Trailhead. Drive through Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and witness the beautiful mountains in the distance with its crisp blue waters and picturesque tree canopy. The Goat Lake Trail is 10-mile loop trail with 1,732 feet of elevation gain, and it’s for experienced hikers. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a camera as well because these views are unbelievable.
If long hikes through the woods are not your thing, then you can strap on a life vest and hop on a raft on the Sauk River. This river, which runs through Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, offers plenty of ways to partake in your favorite recreational water sport. For thrillseekers and daredevils, you can sign up for a full-day whitewater rafting trip where you can experience Class III rapids. Those who just want to take in the views of the national forest can go on a leisurely river float where the current is minimal. You can also choose to kayak along the river, which is perfect if you like exploring at your own pace — this self-guided five-mile trip takes place on the Stillaguamish River.
Farther south, you can visit the famous Mt. Rainier National Park which is home to the tallest mountain in the state of Washinton — the park is named after the mountain. You can find many trails and mountains in this park, and there are also campgrounds and inns available during the warmer months of the year. Mt. Rainier has so much to do and see but don’t stay too long because Washington is full of fantastic attractions, which are waiting for you and your RV rental near Darrington.
For a good night’s rest after hiking and hitting the rapids, there are a few places around Darrington able to accommodate your RV, but you might have to drive a few miles out of town. The Glacier Peak Resort and Winery in Rockport has many amenities such as hookups and Wi-Fi. There’s a restaurant on site and there’s a spa room with a hot tub to relax. This place has excellent views, and it’s worth considering if you’re looking for a place to crash for the night.
There are many other RV parks in the area that offer amazing views of the forests and mountains but some of them require more of a drive than others. For a short-term stay, you could park your RV at the Walmart in Arlington, which is a 45-minute drive west of Darrington. You won't find any amenities here and be sure to call ahead and confirm your stay with store management.
Explore The City
Explore the city and nearby area with your RV rental near Darrington. There is a local brewery in Darrington where you can sign up for a tour or taste the brew being made. Darrington is a small town with trails and outdoor activities as the main attractions, but don’t forget about nearby cities like Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.
With Seattle being only an hour's drive away, you could spend the day in the big city. Witness fishmongers chuck fish at Pike Place Fish Market, well-known around the country, or get tickets to see a professional baseball or football game in town. The coffee is said to be amazing here, and it is the birthplace of a particular coffee shop that can be found on street corners and grocery stores around the country. For another fun idea, take the family to the famous Space Needle — the most recognizable building within Seattle’s skyline — and take in the view of sprawling Seattle. Rent an RV and experience Darrington, and the whole state of Washington, like a Washingtonian.