- The only way to guarantee access to Goldmyer is by making a reservation.
- Access to Goldmyer is limited to 20 people per day.
- These directions explain the challenging, and rewarding, adventure required to visit Goldmyer.
- The calendar displays the number of available reservations for each day.
- The weather forecast should be considered when preparing for your trip.
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 and guests are expected to pack in all necessary supplies for their journey.
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
December 17th, 2014** Please note that conditions change rapidly in the Middlefork Valley. Make sure to check the weather and come prepared for the worst case scenario even if current conditions seem favorable.
For the Drive:
Road is currently free of snow and ice but sections of mud have been tricky for some vehicles.
Higher clearance vehicles (trucks or SUVs) equip with chains, a spare tire, and a saw or axe for fallen trees, are ALWAYS recommended for winter access. Keep in mind that you will lose cell service shortly after exiting I-90 and that the 15 mile dirt road to the trailhead is NOT snow-plowed, sanded, or monitored for people in distress.
For the Hike:
The trail is currently free from ice and snow but you can expect plenty of wet ground and puddles.
As with the drive in you should always be prepared for the worst case scenario. Always carry rain and warm gear, and good waterproof hiking shoes as well as a flashlight / headlamp (even if you're day-tripping- it gets dark at 4:30pm), food and drinking water (and/or water purifier).Due to snow and high water crossings we do not recommend the Snow lake trail or the Middle Fork trail for winter access.