- Reservation requests are best made at least 2 weeks prior to your intended visit.
- 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, yet rewarding, adventure of visiting Goldmyer.
- The calendar displays the number of available reservations for each day.
- The weather forecast has been revised to give a more accurate look at what you may encounter on your trip.
- Our office hours have expanded! You can now reach the office Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 7pm.
- Road closures during summer 2014, 2015, and 2016 will limit access to Dingford Creek Trailhead and Goldmyer.
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
March 7, 2014
You can expect snow and slush on the road for most of your drive in.
Conditions are always unpredictable in the valley be sure to monitor weather conditions long before (at least one week) your expected arrival, every vehicle should carry chains throughout the winter and 2WD are not recommended at this time.
As always potholes will be deep and numerous during your drive on the 18 mile long dirt road, high clearance vehicles like a truck or large SUV are recommended. It is NOT recommended to bring cars and sedans on this road (i.e. low clearance vehicles) doing so means you place your vehicle at risk, and there will always be some close calls with these vehicles over the worst spots. Keep the speed slow and take it easy, this is a very rough road covered by snow over a foot deep in sections.
Ensure there is plenty of tread on you tires as sharp rocks have been causing flats. Bring a saw or axe in case a tree drops over the road and blocks your way out of the valley (there are currently some hangers and this is the time of year when we see the most trees down)!
Remember, there is no cell phone coverage for the last 25 miles of your journey (shortly after exiting I-90).
For the hike (or bike):
Last week's snows have packed down quite a bit but are currently in melting stage. We recommend foot traction gear at this time (i.e. mini spikes/yak trax).
Appropriate, waterproof, gear should always be in your pack or on your person. Be prepared for the worst case scenario. Temperatures have been ranging from 20-40 degrees. Keep in mind that clear skies tend to mean colder temperatures and do not necessarily correlate to dry or ice free ground.
Know that conditions change rapidly this time of year and that we are well into winter, expect rain/snow/slush/ice until spring.
Be prepared for VERY WET SNOWY ground conditions and temperatures near freezing at night.
- For the latest forecast, check out the Weather page.
- To see what days have openings, take a look at the Reservation Calendar.
- If you're unable to find the answer to your question on this website, please contact our office.