Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening


The Middle Fork Road (leading to Goldmyer) will be closed for construction Monday September 18th at noon, to Friday September 22nd at noon. It then closes again Monday September 25th at noon and reopens Thursday September 28th at 5:00 pm.

The Goldmyer property is not in danger of wildfires, and is not experiencing significant smoke.

The Middle Fork road to Goldmyer is OPEN on weekends. However, vehicles may experience delays up to 1 hour due to construction.

High Clearance Vehicles are always recommended for the rough road to the Goldmyer trail head (Truck, Jeep, Large SUV, etc). Small cars 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.

  • 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 than what Goldmyer supplies. ** (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 is 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.