Please Note:

  • Plan your VISIT to make a reservation.
  • Review the CALENDAR to see which days have openings.
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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 maintained outhouses, two picnic tables, and a bike rack. No cellular or internet connection available.

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

Goldmyer is owned and volunteer-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 all weather. Check the forecast prior to your visit and plan accordingly.

National weather service - North Bend

Middle Fork Valley Weather Information

We will not refund a reservation due to undesirable weather.

December 1st, 2023:


AWD or 4WD and 8" - 9" of ground clearance.


Rainfall can be heavy, currently no reports of wash-outs.
There is no snow on the road.

Driving on the narrow, unpaved forest service road to the trailhead can take a minimum of 1 hour and has limited pull-offs.
  • Expect potholes, ruts, rocks, dips, branches, water on the road.
  • Trees can fall across the road and trail at any time. Be prepared with saw, axe, or chainsaw to clear trees for access.


Heavy rainfall can fill potholes along hike. Currently no reports of wash-outs.
There is no snow on the trail or property.

Reminder: check-in is on the property after the hike not at the trailhead.

Dutch Miller Gap Trail is the recommended and most direct route (located past the big metal gate in the Dingford Creek trailhead parking lot.)

  • The hike is ~4.5 miles one-way at 200 ft elevation.
  • Expect rocks, ruts, potholes. Plan for 2-3 hours each way.
  • This route is open to mountain bikes year round.

Middle Fork Trail is an alternative route that puts you across Goldmyer and takes you through Burnt Boot Creek to get access to the property. This route is not recommended.

  • There is no footbridge across Burnt Boot Creek.
  • Crossing Burnt Boot Creek is dangerous during rainy and snow melt seasons due to high, swift-moving water.
  • This route is open to mountain bikes on odd-numbered days only, between June 1 and October 31.

Important Notes:

The Middle Fork Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including bears and mountain lions. Many people never have an encounter, but visitors to Goldmyer should educate themselves. Information available via US Forest Service website here, here, and here.

There is no cell or internet service. Be smart and only drive as far as seems safe. Anticipate hiking farther.

We cannot make reservations for same-day and next-day visitors. If there are openings on the calendar, same-day and next-day visitors must attempt as walk-ins. Walk-ins have no guarantee of entry and are first come, first served. Walk-ins pay caretakers on property in exact cash.

We do not operate a waitlist. If a day reads FULL on the calendar then we are booked to capacity.

Access to Goldmyer is limited to 20 people per day in order to preserve the wilderness environment and avoid over-use.