Please Note:

The Springs

Goldmyer Hot Springs is a gem of the wilderness nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, roughly 25 miles east of North Bend, WA.

Venturing on the 4.5 mile hike from the trailhead to the 20 acre wilderness preserve is a backcountry experience where guests must be self-supported and able to pack in (and out) all necessary supplies.

Amenities provided are very limited, they include an open-air cabana at the hot spring pools, campsites with food hanging lines and containers, three stocked outhouses, two picnic tables, and a bike rack. No cellular or internet connection available.

Visitors gain access to rugged terrain, hiking trails through old growth forest, beautiful waterfalls, a rich history of the Middle Fork Valley, and a crystal clear geothermal hot spring.

Goldmyer is owned and managed by Northwest Wilderness Programs, a nonprofit organization established in 1976 to protect this natural treasure for the use of generations to come.


Access Report Updated at least every Wednesday evening

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. For current weather conditions: The closest area to Goldmyer is North Bend, WA.

December 3, 2022

Goldmyer is open and visitors are making it to the property.

The road is only plowed up to Mailbox Peak trailhead. 10-12" of snow on the road beyond that.

Vehicle Requirements: 10" ground clearance or more, 4WD or AWD, and Snow Chains are NECESSARY (preferably for all 4 tires).

On the property: Snow of 7.5" under tree cover and 20" in open areas. Some areas are icy so bring micro spikes or crampons.

Gaiters, snowshoes, and warm gear needed.

Be smart and only drive as far as seems safe. Anticipate hiking farther, but visitors are making it to the usual trailhead.

CURRENT DRIVING & HIKING Info:

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)!

For example: the alternate route via Burnt Boot Creek is running high and fast - we do not recommend an approach via the Middle Fork Trail. There is no bridge across. Use the route in the directions we supply.

TOTAL TRAVEL TIME to the Goldmyer Property is approx. 4-4.5 hours from the Seattle/Tacoma area. This is DRIVING + HIKING because check-in is ON the property not the trailhead.

  • The drive on the Forest Service road from the exit to the trailhead can take at least 1 hr.
  • There are often obstacles you must navigate on the dirt road (snow, rocks, water, tree limbs, etc.). Bring equipment for clearing debris.
  • The hike is 4.5 miles one way (~ 10 miles round trip and typically takes 2-3 hours.
  • You may need snow shoes. (The hike is on Forest Service land and not our property.)
  • Mountain biking can take 1/2 the time of hiking. You may also bike the dirt road instead of driving (it takes approximately the same time).
  • About 1/2 way along the trail, a short portion of the hike may be flooded (100-200 feet of trail) - use the bypass to hike uphill around it.

COVID POLICY

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 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-IN VISITORS

The calendar shows available openings for the current month(s). If you see availability:
  1. More than 2 business days before your preferred date - you may call the office to pre-pay and reserve.
  2. Less than 2 business days before your preferred date - you may attempt to visit as a walk-in. BRING EXACT CASH PAYMENT.
Walk-ins are first come, first serve. If we're full for the day, you'll be turned away (arrive early for a better chance - property opens at 9:00 am). Same day walk-ins must have exact cash payment on the premises and proof of COVID vaccination.

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