Please Note:

Welcome!

Goldmyer Hot Springs is a gem of the wilderness found nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, roughly 25 miles east of North Bend, WA.

Visiting Goldmyer is a wilderness experience where guests are expected to pack in (and out) all necessary supplies.

Amenities provided to visitors by Goldmyer are limited but include an open-air cabana at the hot spring pools, campsites with food hanging lines and containers, two stocked outhouses, two public picnic tables, and a bike rack.

Visitors gain access to rugged wilderness terrain, hiking trails through old growth forest, beautiful waterfalls, and a crystal clear natural geothermal hot spring.

Goldmyer is owned and managed by Northwest Wilderness Programs, a nonprofit organization established in 1976 to protect this treasure of the wilderness for the use of generations to come.




Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

** Updated February 22, 2017 **

We suggest reading other visitor reports on WTA.org: HERE.

** Snow is in this week's forecast **

Winter is the most challenging time of year to visit Goldmyer. SNOW has accumulated and cold, wet, icy conditions persist. Please check weather reports for North Bend, WA and surrounding areas.

There is roughly 3 feet of snow on the Goldmyer property and deep snow on the road. Small SUVs will not have significant clearance.

For the Drive: There are very icy and slushy conditions on the Middle Fork Road. High-ground-clearance vehicles (such as a truck, Jeep, or LARGE SUV) with 4WD and CHAINS are all necessary - use caution!!

For the Hike: We recommend snow shoes.


The Middle Fork Road is now open 7 days a week to the Dingford Trailhead; however, please be advised that continued construction and weather may interfere with travel during the fall and winter months.

  • Visitors may be delayed waiting for construction vehicles.
  • Make a RESERVATION before planning your visit.
  • Monitor the WEATHER throughout the week approaching your visit.
    • This time of year, it is unrealistic to expect dry weather. The mountains receive twice the rainfall as Seattle/Eastside. Expect and be prepared for rain.
  • Be PREPARED for the worst case scenario as conditions change quickly.

DRIVING :

  • A HIGH-GROUND-CLEARANCE vehicle with 4WD or AWD is necessary to reach the trail head (truck or SUV).
  • Beyond the new pavement, it is VERY rough and potholed for aprox 8 miles.
  • There's NO cell service or GPS shortly after exiting I-90.
  • In case you get stuck; have a spare tire, shovel, work gloves, a chainsaw for fallen trees, and a First Aid Kit.
  • NW Forest Pass is required to park at the trail head.

HIKE :

  • A HIGH-GROUND-CLEARANCE vehicle is necessary to drive to the trail head and parking area (NW Forest Pass).
  • The recommended hiking route is fairly flat (4.5 miles each way).
  • Mountain bikers should use this route.
  • The alternative Middle Fork Trail is not recommended in winter months due to multiple river crossings and down trees.