Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

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

We suggest reading other visitor reports on WTA.org <HERE> for information about hiking and road conditions. (Follow the link and scroll to the bottom of the page to view "Trip Reports").

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 to the trail head; however, 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.
DRIVING :
  • 1 hour driving on 18 miles of VERY rough 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.
HIKE :
  • 4.5 miles each way