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

May 14, 2021:

Use the online lottery to apply for JULY through the end of this month.

If you applied for June and haven't received a call from us by now, you were not selected for the lottery.

ROAD AND TRAIL CONDITIONS:

THE CAVE IS OPEN AGAIN!

  • Minimum of 4 hours travel (each way) from the Seattle area to the Goldmyer Property (2 hrs drive + 2 hrs hike).
  • 18 miles of Forest Service road with no reception, 6+ miles are rough, unpaved road; there can be water on the road with heavy rain and snow melt.
  • Mandatory 4.5 mile hike (or bike) each way to the property on Forest Service trails (10 miles round trip with additional hiking on the property).

  • APPROPRIATE VEHICLES ARE NECESSARY! High Ground Clearance Vehicles (9" or more: TRUCK or SUV with 4WD) are essential even in the Summer.
  • NO regular cars/sedans/minivans.
  • Please DO NOT BLOCK the road, gates, or turn-around areas.

  • Have sturdy, waterproof hiking boots and trekking poles for the hike. It is fairly flat, with low elevation gain, but rocky and uneven.
  • Bicycles are suitable for most of the hiking route (you may need to walk the rocky or high water areas).
USE THE DIRECTIONS THAT WERE EMAILED TO YOU (time frames are included). Do not use GPS or other resources.

You should always travel with the following emergency equipment in your vehicle:

  • Extra Water and Food
  • A Full Gas Tank and Extra Gas
  • Chainsaw (for clearing deadfall trees on remote forest roads)
  • Axe or Hand Saw
  • Shovel
  • Jumper Cables
  • Nylon Tow Strap and a Winch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Basic Repair Kit and Tool Box
  • Spare Tire (fully inflated!)
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags (even if you don't plan to camp)
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Hand and Foot Warmers
  • In addition: let someone know when you're due home or back in phone service area and what emergency service to contact if you are not reachable by a certain time (the office is not an emergency number).



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