Please Note:


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

March 15, 2018:


**The road to Goldmyer is un-plowed and can be extremely challenging! The conditions are mixed: clear, or ice, or up to 6 inches of snow. More snow and freezing temperatures are expected throughout the week. Do not attempt the drive unless you have a very high-clearance 4WD vehicle with snow chains. Bring other emergency gear such as a winch, shovel, etc. Use caution; it's better to turn around rather than get stuck. **

** Trail conditions are icy and slushy. There is 3 feet of snow on the Goldmyer property. Yaktrax/crampons are necessary for the hike and preferable to snowshoes at this time. **

In the winter and spring, HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE VEHICLES (Truck or LARGE SUV) are necessary to reach the trail head. Don't attempt the trip if you do not have a vehicle suitable for the VERY rough Forest Service road. There is always the possibility of snow, ice, down trees, or high water on the road. Use exceptional caution, bring emergency tools in vehicle.

Subarus and other small SUVs are NOT suitable for this season!! Rental vehicles are ill-advised because of the rough road, high water, or snow; requiring chains (which are not provided by some rental companies, or not allowed by others). Research your vehicle options before committing to a reservation.

Summer months also require high ground clearance vehicles.

The alternative Middle Fork trail to access to Goldmyer is NOT RECOMMENDED. There are multiple difficult/dangerous creek crossings. The foot log crossing Burntboot Creek was damaged beyond use in the October flood event. This creek is often to deep and swift to wade!

  • Make a RESERVATION before planning your visit. Walking in without a reservation is NOT recommended.
  • Monitor the WEATHER throughout the week approaching your visit.
  • Be PREPARED for the worst case scenario as conditions change quickly.
  • Approximately 5 mile HIKE EACH WAY from the trail head (expect >2 hrs of hiking each way).