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The Springs

Goldmyer Hot Springs is a gem of the wilderness nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, roughly 25 miles east of North Bend, WA.

Venturing on the 4.5 mile hike from the trailhead to the 20 acre wilderness preserve is a backcountry experience where guests must be self-supported and able to pack in (and out) all necessary supplies.

Amenities provided are very limited, they include an open-air cabana at the hot spring pools, campsites with food hanging lines and containers, three stocked outhouses, two picnic tables, and a bike rack. No cellular or internet connection available.

Visitors gain access to rugged terrain, hiking trails through old growth forest, beautiful waterfalls, a rich history of the Middle Fork Valley, and a crystal clear geothermal hot spring.

Goldmyer is owned and managed by Northwest Wilderness Programs, a nonprofit organization established in 1976 to protect this natural treasure for the use of generations to come.




Access Report Updated at least every Wednesday evening

January 27th, 2021:

ROAD AND TRAIL CONDITIONS:

SNOW is forecast this through this week, but there is currently none on the property or road. Goldmyer is at ~2000 ft elevation.

You need a High Ground Clearance Vehicle such as a large truck or lifted SUV (Jeep, etc.) with AWD or 4WD and chains. Always bring chains! Subaru/Honda or other small SUV are NOT suitable for winter months!

  • 20 miles of FS road with no reception, 7 miles of which are rough, unpaved road, the whole road is un-plowed when it snows.
  • 4.5 mile hike each way to the property (9 miles round trip).
  • Mountain bikes may not be suitable for the trail because of downed trees.
  • Minimum of 4-5 hours of driving+hiking (each way) from the Seattle area to the Goldmyer Property.
  • Follow the directions that were emailed to you, DO NOT use GPS or other resources.

You should always travel with the following emergency equipment in your vehicle:
  • Snow Chains
  • Extra Water and Food
  • A Full Gas Tank and Extra Gas
  • Chainsaw (for clearing deadfall trees on remote forest roads)
  • Axe or Hand Saw
  • Shovel
  • Jumper Cables
  • Nylon Tow Strap and a Winch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Basic Repair Kit and Tool Box
  • Spare Tire (fully inflated!)
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags (even if you don't plan to camp)
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Hand and Foot Warmers
  • In addition: let someone know when you're due home or back in phone service area and what emergency service to contact if you are not reachable by a certain time (the office is not an emergency number).

We will continue to get normal winter weather through April. We cannot accept last minute cancellations due to normal, inclement weather if the road is open and passable by High Ground Clearance Vehicles with chains (large trucks or lifted SUVs).

RESERVATION PROCESS:

We will be switching to a LOTTERY SYSTEM in April 2021, but will continue with month-to-month reservations through 2021 via the lottery. We decided this is the most fair way to make reservations available. Please keep checking our website for details. (We will have a dedicated page in the next couple of months with further details).

We are only booking month-to-month and are not accepting Summer reservations yet. Please read further restrictions to capacity, group size, time slots, and general access on the COVID-19 RESPONSE page.

Until we begin the lottery, voicemail requests are accepted starting at 9:00 am on the opening date listed on our COVID-19 RESPONSE page. Any messages left before 9:00 am PST will not be accepted (DELETED). Call the office (206-789-5631) and leave a voicemail to get in the queue.

  • March reservations are available starting at 9:00 am on February 1st, 2021.
  • April reservations are available starting at 9:00 am on March 1st, 2021.
  • May will be available via the LOTTERY starting in April, 2021.

There is no online booking or wait list. If dates become available (from cancellations) they will show on the calendar until filled.


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