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.). We will not refund a reservation due to undesirable weather.

Check North Bend, WA weather reports prior to your visit - Goldmyer is ~1500 feet higher in elevation than North Bend. Plan accordingly.

March 22, 2023

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

Current Vehicle Requirements: AWD or 4WD and 9"-10" ground clearance. Subarus & Honda CRV do not have the clearance and are not recommended.

Tire chains or other traction devices are required.

Driving Conditions: Middle Fork Rd is clear of snow. Forest Service Rd has 2-6" slushy melting snow.

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

Hike & Property Conditions: About 12" of snow in open areas and 2" under tree canopy. Snow is melting slowly.

Waterproof boots, gaiters, and micro-spikes or yaktrax recommended.

Directions and Travel Time:

Directions can be found under our VISIT tab. Do not rely on GPS or even offline hiking apps, they may send you on a longer, more difficult route.

We do not recommend the alternate route via the Middle Fork Trail, crossing Burnt Boot Creek. There is no bridge across.

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.


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 contact, symptoms or positive test of any potentially contagious illness (including Covid-19), DO NOT VISIT GOLDMYER and CALL THE OFFICE TO CANCEL.

Thank you for your cooperation!


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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