About Our Community

Skykomish is a quintessential northwest rural mountain town – it is nestled in a stunning mountain setting alongside the Skykomish River, with a rich history rooted in timber harvest and the development of what is now the BNSF Railroad Company. There are approximately 200 year-round residents.
While the town’s unique Northwest history is visible in both the style of local buildings and architecture, like the hotel and depot. Events and facilities in town also connect to current Northwest culture and values.
Skykomish is a hub of outdoor recreational activities and host to vibrant music and art festivals. Skykomish also provides visitors a living classroom for environmental education.
The town is a regional center for environmental education that demonstrates the harmony between the town and its inspiring natural setting. Historical references in the town evoke the early railroad era of the 1920’s.
The area is a mecca for many outdoor activities: fishing, rafting, swimming, hiking, sightseeing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and many more. The beauty of the mountains and surrounding area is a photographer’s dream.