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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

April 12, 2021:

We processing May Lottery winners. There were over 1,700 applicants and only 62 available spots for May. If you were not selected you will receive an email later this month. Use the online lottery to apply for JUNE. If you see an opening on the calendar due to cancellations, you may call the office to request that date after reading the following road and trail report.

ROAD AND TRAIL CONDITIONS:

  • 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 of which are rough, unpaved road; there can be deep water with heavy rain and snow melt.
  • 4.5 mile hike each way to the property on Forest Service trails (9 miles round trip).

APPROPRIATE VEHICLES ARE NECESSARY:

  • Vehicles can make to the trailhead it IF you have a High Ground Clearance Vehicle such as a large truck or lifted SUV (Jeep, etc.) with 4WD.
  • Subaru/Honda or other small SUVs are NOT suitable through April.
  • If you cannot make it to the trailhead, PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ROAD or turn-around areas. Safely park along the road and hike the rest of the way.

WATER ON THE ROAD AND TRAIL:

  • No significant snow on the road.
  • Roads may be icy in the early morning.
  • Patchy 3-8 inches of snow on the 4.5 mile USFS trail and Goldmyer Property.
  • Foot traction and trekking poles are helpful for the hike.
  • Bicycles are suitable for the most of the hike (but you may need to walk the last 1/4 mile).

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

  • Snow Chains
  • 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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