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

Goldmyer is a wilderness experience and 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 North Bend, WA weather reports prior to your visit and plan accordingly. Be aware though that Goldmyer is about 1500 feet higher in elevation than North Bend.

February 2, 2023

The property is open and visitors are arriving to property with appropriate gear.

Standard Winter Vehicle Requirements: AWD or 4WD and 9"-10" ground clearance. (Subarus & Honda CRV do not have the clearance.)

Driving Conditions: Roads are clear of snow. But due to rainfall use caution at creek crossings.

Trees can fall across the road and trail at any time - be prepared with saw, axe, or chainsaw to clear trees for access.

Be smart and only drive as far as seems safe. Anticipate hiking farther.

Hike & Property Conditions: Hard packed, somewhat slippery snow still present on last half mile of hike. Snow on property is mostly melted.

Further DRIVING & HIKING Info:

USE THE DIRECTIONS THAT WERE EMAILED TO YOU (or they can be found under our VISIT tab). Do not rely on GPS or even offline hiking apps, they may send you on a different route (longer and more difficult)!

For example: the alternate route via the Middle Fork Trail, crossing Burnt Boot Creek is not recommend. There is no bridge across. Use the route in the directions we supply.

TOTAL TRAVEL TIME to the Goldmyer Property is approx. 4-5 hours from the Seattle/Tacoma area. This is DRIVING + HIKING because check-in is ON the property not the trailhead.

  • The drive on the Forest Service road from the exit to the trailhead can take at least 1 hr.
  • There are often obstacles you must navigate on the dirt road (snow, rocks, water, tree limbs, etc.). Bring equipment for clearing debris.
  • The hike is about 5 miles one way (~ 10 miles round trip) and typically takes 2-3 hours each way.
  • You may need snow shoes. (The hike is on Forest Service land and not our property.)
  • Mountain biking can take 1/2 the time of hiking. You may also bike the dirt road instead of driving (it takes approximately the same time).
  • About 1/2 way along the trail, a short portion of the hike may be flooded (100-200 feet of trail) - use the bypass to hike uphill around it.

COVID POLICY (through 02/28/23)

We continue to ask that all visitors limit circumstances of potential exposure prior to your visit. Take a home antigen test the night before or morning of your visit.

If you have had any potential contact, symptoms, or positive test, DO NOT VISIT GOLDMYER and CALL THE OFFICE TO CANCEL.

Thank you for your cooperation!

SAME DAY WALK-IN VISITORS

The calendar shows available openings for the current month(s). If you see availability:
  1. More than 2 business days before your preferred date - you may call the office to pre-pay and reserve.
  2. Less than 2 business days before your preferred date - you have to attempt to visit as a walk-in. BRING EXACT CASH PAYMENT.
Walk-ins are first come, first serve. If we're full for the day, you'll be turned away (arrive early for a better chance - property opens at 9:00 am). Same day walk-ins must have exact cash payment on the premises.

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