- 7 day a week road closures currently limit access to Goldmyer and Dingford Creek Trailhead.
- 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
July 25, 2014
7 Day a Week Road Closures: July 28th - September 26th
The 18 mile, unmaintained dirt road approaching the trailhead is riddled with potholes.
High clearance vehicles (trucks, or large SUVs) are recommended.
Low clearance vehicles (cars, sedans) are NOT recommended as they could be damaged.
Keep speeds slow and take it easy on this very rough road.
Ensure there is plenty of tread on your tires as sharp rocks may cause flats.
Bring a saw or axe in case a fallen blocks your way out of the valley (there are currently some hangers).
There is no cell phone coverage for the last 25 miles of your journey (shortly after exiting I-90).
For the hike:
Although conditions continue to dry, expect large puddles and water crossings on the hike in along the old roadbed.
Appropriate waterproof gear should always be in your pack or on your person.
For those choosing to hike the Middle Fork Trail keep in mind that Thunder Creek is still somewhat high with snow melt.
A few crossing have primitive log bridges (including Thunder Creek)
Keep in mind that clear skies do not necessarily correlate to dry ground and no rain.
Check the weather and be prepared for the worst case scenario.
Camping overnight at Goldmyer always means being the most prepared for poor weather conditions.
Know that conditions change rapidly, always be prepared!