Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening


The Middle Fork road leading to Goldmyer will be closed for construction 12:00 pm Mondays - 12:00 pm Fridays during the weeks of August 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, and August 28-September 1st. There is no vehicle or foot-traffic allowed on the road during construction. There are alternate hiking routes, but they are only recommended for experienced alpine hikers. Please visit for alternative hiking routes.

High Clearance Vehicles are always recommended for the rough road to the Goldmyer trail head (Truck, Jeep, Large SUV, etc). Small SUVs have been known to get stuck or damaged due to potholes. Please don't attempt the trip if you do not have a vehicle suitable for the very rough road with water in places.

On average, it takes 4 hours to reach the Goldmyer Property from Seattle, including both the drive and the hike.

The Middle Fork Road is now open 7 days a week except for the previously mentioned dates in August. Visitors may be delayed up to 1 hour waiting for construction vehicles Mondays - Fridays throughout the summer.

  • Monitor the WEATHER throughout the week approaching your visit.
  • Be PREPARED for the worst case scenario as conditions change quickly.
  • We suggest reading other visitor reports on <HERE> for information about hiking and road conditions. **Driving and hiking instructions and distances are different** (Follow the link and scroll to the bottom of the page to view "Trip Reports").

  • 1 hour driving on 18 miles of Forest Service road.
  • A HIGH-GROUND-CLEARANCE vehicle is necessary to reach the trail head (truck or SUV).
  • There's NO cell service or GPS shortly after exiting I-90.
  • 4.5 miles each way from the trail head.
  • Alternative hikes (during construction) are 12 miles or more and require research and preparedness.