Seattle Junior MAC Backpack - Goldmyer Hot Springs

Youth activity: Junior MAC

Seattle Junior MAC Backpack - Goldmyer Hot Springs

Join us for a special backpacking trip with a visit to the Goldmyer Hot Springs!

  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 250 ft
  • Pace: 1- 2 mph
  • 3 (13 capacity)
  • FULL (2 capacity)
  • FULL (5 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

Friday morning 8/25/23; see trip sheet 

Join fellow Junior MACers for one night in the backcountry practicing backpacking skills and enjoying the hot springs!


  • Trip Sheet: click here
  • Parking: Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent (such as a the America the Beautiful pass)
  • Carpool: click here
  • Weather: click here
  • Road Conditions: Please note - the drive to the Dingford trailhead is on a rough and bumpy unpaved road. To drive this road you need a vehicle with AWD/4WD and higher ground clearance such as a truck or SUV. No passenger cars.
  • Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email trip leaders to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.
  • Land Acknowledgement: We will be recreating on the lands/waters of the Pacific Northwest Indian Tribes, including the [peoples with ancestral lands where we are - use this map to determine], who live here and steward these lands and waters as they have since time immemorial. The Seattle Mountaineers Youth Clubs encourage you to recreate mindfully and respectfully on our upcoming trip to these native lands.

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.


Goldmyer Hot Springs

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Backpack
  • Tent 
  • Swimsuit, towel, flip flops for hot springs  (swimsuits mandatory during our stay)
  • Sleeping bag/Sleeping pad
  • Pack cover or plastic bag for water repellence
  • Wool/synthetic socks (2-3 pairs)
  • Hiking boots or Hiking shoes
  • Layers
  • Warm jacket
  • Warm pants
  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Camp shoes/water shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Food, Stove
  • Bowl, Cup, Spoon
  • Water (1-2 liters)
  • Water purification (eg. filter,  SteriPen or chemical tabs)
  • Headlamp/Flashlight (with spare batteries)
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Van bag with change of clothes, snacks, money for on road (optional)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste; other personal hygiene items and any medications
  • Trail toilet kit (eg. spade/trowel, TP, wipes, "Kula cloth" and plastic bag to carry out all paper waste). Outhouses available at the Hot  Springs.
  • First aid kit for your family
  • Sunscreen and Bug Protection
  • 10 Essentials

* Note some items (backpacking stove, water purification devices) may be shared with group members. 


  • Camera
  • Playing cards
  • Hacky sack
  • Frisbee
  • Book, journal, sketchbook, writing/drawing tools 

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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