Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

April 17, 2018:

VISITING GOLDMYER REQUIRES BACK-COUNTRY PREPAREDNESS AND WINTER DRIVING & HIKING EXPERIENCE. (15 mile Forest Service road plus a 5 mile hike each way).

The Middle Fork Rd up to the Dingford gate is clear of snow. Still, only high clearance vehicles are safe on this road. DO NOT attempt the drive up the road if you do not have a high clearance truck or large SUV.

Trail conditions are slushy with 6" still on the Goldmyer property. Campsites on the Goldmyer property are slushy. Yaktrax/crampons and poles are advised for the hike. Snowshoes are not necessary.

The alternative Middle Fork trail to access to Goldmyer is NOT RECOMMENDED. There are multiple difficult/dangerous creek crossings. The foot log crossing Burntboot Creek was damaged beyond use in the October flood event. This creek is often too deep and swift to wade!