Adventurers and families alike can explore the Glacier Peak Wilderness and surrounding areas by horseback with services provided by Bar 3 Quarter Horses, The Pack Station and Prairie Mountain Horse Packing.. With support from trained and knowledgeable outfitters, guests can become educated explorers and discover some of the most pristine and bio-diverse wilderness in the Pacific Northwest.

Hikers can access the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the North Fork Sauk Trail south of the Town of Darrington and north of Darrington on the Suiattle River Trail. Drop camping services are available by the three local outfitters mentioned above. These guides provide an assortment of comprehensive services that includes drop camping and re-supply. With this unique service, hikers can have supplies transported by horseback to their selected starting point, helping them venture farther with ease. Outfitters also provide trail rides, trainings and more.

Darrington Horse Owners Association (DHOA)

The Darrington Horse Owners Association is an Equine Facility located in Darrington Washington at the Darrington Rodeo Grounds. The DHOA is known for the Annual Timberbowl Rodeo and the Summer Series Playdays. We were organized in 1964 to promote family oriented equine events. Memberships range from young to old with some owning horses and some not. Email for membership information.



Western Columbine
By mid-June Western Columbine starts to bloom. You will find it growing along the Mountain Loop Highway and as you drive the scenic backroads in the area such as the White Chuck Ridge or Gold Hill's Scenic Loop. As the snow melts above in the mountains it will be bloom later in the season.

March – September