- 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.
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
April 18th, 2016
For the Drive
HIGH-CLEARANCE vehicles (trucks or SUVs) with 4-wheel or all-wheel drive ONLY, good tires, a spare tire, shovel & work gloves (in case you get stuck), and a saw or axe for fallen trees are all necessary. There is NO cell service or GPS shortly after exiting I-90, and that the 18 mile partially paved road to the trail head is NOT monitored for people in distress. It is very rough and potholed. Keep track of your mileage in case you don't get your vehicle all the way to the trail head. Give yourself plenty of time.
For the Hike
Please follow instructions for hiking option #1. Be prepared for some high water in places; have good waterproof boots with gaiters and cold weather gear. It is 4.5 miles each way from the gate at Dingford Trail head and a gradual incline as you approach the property. Always bring a headlamp/flashlight and extra batteries, even if you're just vising for the day. Give yourself plenty of time.
Hiking in via the Middle Fork trail (option #2) is NOT recommended at this time due to poor trail conditions and difficult river crossing. You can hike it, but it takes much longer, plan accordingly.