Please Note:

  • Please read the access report for current conditions as they are constantly changing.
  • Reservation requests are best made at least two weeks before your intended visit.
  • The only way to guarantee access to Goldmyer is by making a reservation.
  • Access to the Goldmyer property is limited to 20 people per day.


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 where guests are expected to pack in (and out) all necessary supplies.

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

October 20, 2016

Flood Warning Thurs 10/20 - Fri morning 10/21 due to heavy rain. Check weather reports.

The Middle Fork Road is now open 7 days a week to the Dingford Trailhead; however, please be advised that continued construction and weather may interfere with travel during the fall and winter months.

  • Visitors may be delayed waiting for construction vehicles.
  • Make a RESERVATION before planning your visit.
  • Monitor the WEATHER throughout the week approaching your visit.
    • This time of year, it is unrealistic to expect dry weather. The mountains receive twice the rainfall as Seattle/Eastside. Expect and be prepared for rain.
  • Be PREPARED for the worst case scenario as conditions change quickly.


  • A HIGH-GROUND-CLEARANCE vehicle with 4WD or AWD is necessary to reach the trail head (truck or SUV).
  • Beyond the new pavement, it is VERY rough and potholed for aprox 8 miles.
  • There's NO cell service or GPS shortly after exiting I-90.
  • In case you get stuck; have a spare tire, shovel, work gloves, a chainsaw for fallen trees, and a First Aid Kit.
  • NW Forest Pass is required to park at the trail head.


  • A HIGH-GROUND-CLEARANCE vehicle is necessary to drive to the trail head and parking area (NW Forest Pass).
  • This hiking route is fairly flat (4.5 miles each way).
  • Mountain bikers should use this route.

Alternative Hikes :

  • Visit to research hikes.
  • Routes are difficult: over 10 miles each way with high-elevation gain/loss from various connections.
  • Hikers can expect downed trees and rock slides.
  • Be prepared with appropriate gear!
  • Please view our Road Closure page for details.