Darland Mountain, a truly outstanding 4x4 adventure
Darland Mountain is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.129m (6,984ft) above the sea level, located in Yakima County, Washington, United States.
Located at the west side of the Ahtanum State Forest along Divide Ridge, the road to the summit is unpaved. It’s a good road with a few rough spots. You'll need a Forest Service map. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). It’s one of the highest roads of Washington. The summit was crowned with a lookout tower until 1966. To reach the summit you’ll need a 4 wheel drive because the last couple of miles are extremely rocky.
The journey offers superb views. It offers one of the most commanding views of the Cascade Range. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. A drive not to be missed. On a clear day the sights include Darland Mountain you can see Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, the Goat Rocks and the Yakima Valley. In fact, you can view the entire Cascade chain from Oregon to the Canadian border on a clear day.
Road suggested by: Jacob Tyree