Directions

Detailed driving and hiking instructions are available on our printable information flyer.

Road closures during summer 2014, 2015, and 2016 will limit access to Dingford Creek Trailhead and Goldmyer Hot Springs.

Goldmyer is accessed by a 15 mile unpaved road that varies in quality throughout the year. It is frequently potholed, which can put stress on your vehicle and make access difficult.

The unpaved road is usually passable by regular clearance vehicles from late spring to early fall. A high clearance vehicle may be required other times of the year depending on road conditions. An access report on the home page is updated at least every Wednesday evening.

The road is not snow plowed, which can limit vehicle access to the trailhead during winter.

The unpaved road is blocked by a locked gate at the Dingford Creek Trailhead. Parking at this trailhead is free and does not require a parking pass.

An additional 4.5 mile hike past the gate and across a footbridge over the Middle Fork River brings visitors to Goldmyer Hot Springs. Alternatively, visitors can also hike along the Middle Fork Trail, which is slightly longer and requires several un-bridged stream crossings (not recommended during winter).

Depending on the time of year, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing offer other exciting ways to travel to Goldmyer along the road past the Dingford Creek gate.

The road past the gate is always open to bikes. However, the Middle Fork Trail is only open to bikes on odd-calendar days during the spring and summer.

Travel Time

DRIVING: Seattle to I-90 Exit 34 - Roughly 45 minutes (without interruption)

DRIVING: I-90 Exit 34 to Dingford Trailhead - Roughly 1 hour 30 minutes

HIKING: Dingford Trailhead to Goldmyer - 2 to 3 hours at a steady moderate pace

BIKING: Dingford Trailhead to Goldmyer - 1 to 3 hours, depending on your conditioning and pack weight