- 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.
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
August 4th, 2016
Please view our Road Closure page for details.
- No vehicles or foot traffic is allowed on road during closure times.
- Visitors may be delayed waiting for pilot car.
- The alternate hiking routes to Goldmyer mid-week is recommended for ADVANCED HIKERS ONLY.
- Make a reservation before planning your visit.
- Monitor the weather throughout the week approaching your visit.
- Be prepared for the worst case scenario as conditions change quickly.
DRIVING : Fri - Sun Only / Summer 2016
- You must have a HIGH-GROUND-CLEARANCE vehicle with 4WD or AWD to reach the trail head (truck or SUV).
- Beyond the road construction, it is VERY rough and potholed for aprox 10 miles.
- There is NO cell service or GPS shortly after exiting I-90.
- In case you get stuck; have a spare tire, shovel & work gloves, and a saw or axe for fallen trees.
- NW Forest Service Pass is required to park.
Option #1: Fri- Sun ONLY / Summer 2016
- Drive to the Dingford trail and parking area, follow instructions for hiking option #1.
- This hiking route is fairly flat (4.5 miles each way).
- Mountain bikers should use this route.
ONLY OPTION Mon-Fri during summer !!
- Visit WTA.org 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.
- Recommended for experienced backpackers.
- Be prepared with appropriate gear!