Goldmyer Hot SpringsLocation: North Bend, Washington
Spring Type(s): concrete/stone, natural
Temperature Range: 55-109 F
Clothing Optional: Yes
Goldmyer Hot Springs are accessible via a 5 mile easy hike. The source which is around 125 F originates in a horizontal mine shaft. There is a dam at the end of the cave which holds water for soaking. This cave portion of the hot spring is around 109 F. In the back of the cave, there is a wooden bench for sitting. The bench places your core out of the hot water, but you feel like you are in a wet sauna because of all the steam trapped in the cave.
The water flows out of the cave into two cascading pools below. The temperature decreases by about 3 degrees from one pool to the next. There is also a shallow cold plunge next to the bottom pool which has a hose ran from the frigid nearby creek. There is a covered gazebo for changing and placing your items while soaking.
Goldmyer only allows 20 people per day to visit the hot springs which includes day visitors and overnight visitors.
Goldmyer has about 6 campsites that are used for overnight backpackers visiting the springs. It costs an extra $5.00 per person per night over the cost of the day use fee of $15.00. Even though it is bear country, you do not have to bring a bear canister. Each campsite provides a pulley system to hoist an enclosed food bucket up into the trees.
The closest town for hotel lodging would be North Bend, WA which is at least 1 hour and 30 minutes away.