There’s a ton of health benefits to running around naked in nature. The part of our brain that's hyper-engaged in modern life deactivates a little when you're outside.
"Until I started finding other people on Instagram talking about the tie between going to a Hot Springs or Hiking Nude, or becoming more one with nature and disconnecting enough to start the restorative process to become whole again... because sometimes when I've had PTSD symptoms, I don't feel whole. So, it's been really cool. A couple of things. One is just feeling like I'm healing myself into finding a community of other individuals who have had traumatic experiences and connecting with them and finding ways that we can celebrate survivorship together."
This isn't some drive-up and dip place. If it were a white water rapid I'd give it a five. I almost died trying to get there I was so out of shape. (City girl problems. I'm working on it.) But the juice is worth the squeeze my friends. I just want to make sure we are clear on how hard this place is to get to.
Like everything up here, weather plays a huge role in whether places are accessible, so as always - try to keep your bookings to July and August to assure the best weather possible. Trust me, it'll be worth it.
*some of our awesome members keep it maintained to its pristine standards
Goldmyer Hot Springs is a Skinny Dipper Approved nudist destination and 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 minimal but do include an open-air cabana at the hot spring pools, campsites with food hanging lines and containers, two stocked outhouses, two public picnic tables, and a bike rack. No cell or internet connection available.
Visitors gain access to rugged terrain, hiking trails through old-growth forests, beautiful waterfalls, 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.