Please Note:

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 stocked outhouses, two picnic tables, and a bike rack. No cellular or internet connection available.

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

Goldmyer is owned and 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

JULY 2022

All visitors (over 12 years old) must show proof of COVID vaccination at check in. No exceptions.

In the past several weeks, we have had a high number of visitors cancel due to COVID infection or possible exposure. We greatly appreciate them limiting further exposure by cancelling!

We continue to ask that all visitors: social distance, mask-up, and limit circumstances of potential exposure prior to your visit. If you have had any potential contact, DO NOT VIST GOLDMYER and CALL THE OFFICE TO CANCEL.

Goldmyer is an a wilderness experience. However, our policies are to protect the health and safety of our caretakers who live on-site. Thank you for your cooperation!


The calendar shows available openings for the current month.
  • You may call the office to request and pre-pay for spots at least 2 business days before your intended visit.
  • If it's less than 2 business days prior, we cannot reserve a spot and you'll need to attempt as a walk-in.
  • Walk-ins are first come, first serve. If we're full for the day, you'll be turned away.
  • Same day walk-ins must have exact cash payment on the premises and proof of COVID vaccination.

July 5, 2022: ROAD & HIKE

TOTAL TRAVEL TIME is approx. 4 hours from Seattle/Tacoma area. This is DRIVING+HIKING because check in is on the property not the trailhead.

USE THE DIRECTIONS THAT WERE EMAILED TO YOU. Do not rely on GPS or even offline hiking apps, they may send you on a different route (longer and more difficult)! We can only advise you on the route provided in the directions.

  • HIGH GROUND CLEARANCE VEHICLES are recommended even in the summer (9" clearance). AWD or 4WD is preferred.
  • There are often obstacles you must navigate on the dirt road (rocks, water, tree limbs, etc.).
  • The drive from the exit to the trailhead can take at least 1 hr.
  • You will need a NW Forest Pass to park at the trailhead.
  • The hike from the trailhead to the Goldmyer property is on Forest Service land.
  • The hike is 4.5 miles one way (~ 10 miles round trip)
  • The hike typically takes 2-3 hours.
  • Mountain biking can take 1/2 the time of hiking.
  • A very short portion of the hike may be flooded, use the bypass to hike around it.
Other info:
  • Campers, it can still be cold at night (mid 40s).
  • Crossing the Burnt Boot Creek via the MF trail is not advisable. The log bridge washed out in 2017 and the water can be high and fast making fording it difficult. Please take the usual route, or do your own research on alternative routes.

Goldmyer is open year round in any weather (rain, shine, snow, etc.). The property and springs do not close and the caretakers live on-site. We will not refund a reservation due to undesirable weather. Please check local weather reports prior to your visit and plan accordingly.

Middle Fork Valley Weather Information

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