Please Note:

  • Please read the access report for current conditions as they are constantly changing.
  • Reservation requests are best made at least two weeks before your intended visit.
  • The only way to guarantee access to Goldmyer is by making a reservation.
  • Access to the Goldmyer property is limited to 20 people per day.


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

September 22, 2016

Please view our Road Closure page for details.


** Though the road is to be open starting October 2016, please take note that continued construction and weather may be an inhibiting factor through the Fall and Winter months. **
  • No vehicles or foot traffic is allowed on road during closure times.
  • Visitors may be delayed waiting for pilot car on Fridays and Mondays.
  • The alternate hiking routes to Goldmyer mid-week is recommended for ADVANCED HIKERS ONLY.
  • Make a reservation before planning your visit.
  • Monitor the weather throughout the week approaching your visit.
  • Be prepared for the worst case scenario as conditions change quickly.

DRIVING : Fri - Sun Only / Summer 2016

  • You must have a HIGH-GROUND-CLEARANCE vehicle with 4WD or AWD to reach the trail head (truck or SUV).
  • Beyond the road construction, it is VERY rough and potholed for aprox 10 miles.
  • There is NO cell service or GPS shortly after exiting I-90.
  • In case you get stuck; have a spare tire, shovel & work gloves, and a saw or axe for fallen trees.
  • NW Forest Pass is required to park.


Option #1: Fri- Sun ONLY / Summer 2016

  • A HIGH-GROUND CLEARANCE vehicle is required to drive to the Dingford trail and parking area, follow instructions for hiking option #1.
  • This hiking route is fairly flat (4.5 miles each way).
  • Mountain bikers should use this route.

Alternative Hikes:

ONLY OPTION Mon-Fri during summer !!

  • Visit to research hikes.
  • Routes are difficult: over 10 miles each way with high-elevation gain/loss from various connections.
  • Hikers can expect downed trees and rock slides.
  • Recommended for experienced backpackers.
  • Be prepared with appropriate gear!