Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

All visitors (over 12 years old) must show proof of COVID vaccination at check in. If you are unable to be vaccinated, please contact the office with inquiries in advance of any reservation request.

We've had a high number of visitors cancel due to COVID infection or possible exposure. We greatly appreciate them limiting further exposure by cancelling!

We continue to ask that all visitors: social distance, mask-up, and limit circumstances of potential exposure prior to your visit. Please consider taking a home antigen test prior to your visit. If you have had any potential contact, symptoms, or positive test, DO NOT VIST GOLDMYER and CALL THE OFFICE TO CANCEL.

Goldmyer is an a wilderness experience. However, our policies are to protect the health and safety of our caretakers who live on-site as well as visitors. If our caretakers are exposed, Goldmyer will be forced to shut down for several weeks at a considerable cost to our nonprofit, and an inconvenience to visitors.

Thank you for your cooperation!


SAME DAY WALK-INs

  • The calendar shows available openings for the current month.
  • Walk-ins are first come, first serve. If we're full for the day, you'll be turned away.
  • Same day walk-ins must have exact cash payment on the premises and proof of COVID vaccination.


AUGUST 11, 2022

DRIVING & HIKING Info:

TOTAL TRAVEL TIME is approx. 4 hours from Seattle/Tacoma area. This is DRIVING+HIKING because check in is on the property not the trailhead.

USE THE DIRECTIONS THAT WERE EMAILED TO YOU. Do not rely on GPS or even offline hiking apps, they may send you on a different route (longer and more difficult)! We can only advise you on the route provided in the directions.

  • HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE VEHICLES are recommended even in the summer (8-9" clearance). AWD or 4WD is preferred.
  • There are often obstacles you must navigate on the dirt road (rocks, water, tree limbs, etc.).
  • The drive from the exit to the trailhead can take at least 1 hr.
  • You will need a NW Forest Pass to park at the trailhead.
  • The hike from the trailhead to the Goldmyer property is on Forest Service land.
  • The hike is 4.5 miles one way (~ 10 miles round trip)
  • The hike typically takes 2-3 hours.
  • Mountain biking can take 1/2 the time of hiking.
  • A very short portion of the hike may be flooded, use the bypass to hike around it.
Other info:
  • Crossing the Burnt Boot Creek via the MF trail is not advisable. The log bridge washed out in 2017 and the water can be high and fast making fording it difficult. Please take the usual route, or do your own research on alternative routes.

Goldmyer is open year round in any weather (rain, shine, snow, etc.). The property and springs do not close and the caretakers live on-site. We will not refund a reservation due to undesirable weather. Please check local weather reports prior to your visit and plan accordingly.

Middle Fork Valley Weather Information

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