Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

Goldmyer is an Alpine wilderness experience that is open year round in all weather.

Check the forecast prior to your visit and plan accordingly. We will not refund a reservation due to undesirable weather.

Goldmyer is ~1500 feet higher in elevation than North Bend.

Middle Fork Valley Weather Information

Being outdoors means being with wildlife. The Middle Fork Valley is home to a variety of wildlife including bears and mountain lions. Many people never have an encounter, but visitors to Goldmyer should educate themselves on what to do just in case. More information available via US Forest Service website here, here, and here.

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

There is little/no cell service on the way to and on property. Be smart and only drive as far as seems safe. Anticipate hiking farther.

May 26, 2023

Current Vehicle Requirements: AWD or 4WD and 8"-9" ground clearance.

Driving Conditions: The last five miles of unpaved road leading to the Dingford Trailhead has less traffic, but is narrow with limited pull-offs and full of potholes.

Hike & Property Conditions: We do not recommend hiking in along the Middle Fork Trail currently as Spring snowmelt has the un-bridged creek crossings flowing high and swift. Use the trail past the Dingford gate.

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.
Walk-ins are first come, first serve with exact cash payment. Arrive when property opens at 9:00am for better chance of entry. If we're fully booked for the day, you'll be turned away.