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Sapphire Point Private Dog Park In NW Portland

Portland, Oregon
Unfenced
10.0 acres
5.044 reviews
Top spot
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Hosted by Luke M.

Fencing

Enclosure

Unfenced

33% of guests said fencing at this spot was secure enough to contain their dogs

Gaps or holes in fence: No gaps


Other audible/visible from the spot

DogsNo

Other domestic animalsYes

PeopleSometimes


Amenities

Woods

Trail

River, stream or creek

Trash can

Fertilizer-free

Pesticide-free


Pricing
$10.0 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

Optional monthly membership available!

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Location

Description

Sapphire Point is an unfenced, private, 10 acres with excellent mountain views, hiking trails, and seasonal creek. The private residence onsite is Sapphire Point Farm and is surrounded by a 5' tall fence. The grounds outside of the fenced area consists of uninterrupted forest land with views of Cornelius Pass, Sauvie Island, and Washington. Hiking the slopes can be a workout, so don't forget that every step downhill will eventually be a step uphill on your return trip. The three primary trails are marked with pink ribbons for easy navigation. Elk and deer regularly pass through. The Elk Pass Trail has a small fort, with a bench for two. In the spring the nesting birds will sing you endless songs. In the summer the trails are lined with many eatable berries, and with a keen eye you can snack along the way. In the fall sounds of Elk bugling and geese flying over head are the norm. The winter, though sometimes muddy, feeds a very babbly brook that always has something to say and is the perfect destination for a first time visitor.

Cleanliness

100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.

Hazards

- Uneven ground - steep inclines - water - untamed PNW forest with all its numerous flora and fauna.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Maximum dogs allowed
5
Is the host present?
Additional rules

Please, stay within the boundaries shown on the trail map and remember to pick up after you and your pup.


Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Arrive and leave on time, this is important for safety.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

In addition, please make sure to read Sniffspot's booking policies


(44) Reviews

  • Elisabeth B., Feb 1, 2023

    Very pretty spot. Three trails to choose from and marked well. It seemed that some of the trails were blocked with a barricade before the end, but maybe I just reached the end and didn’t realize. Decently steep though, keep that in mind with any mobility issues.

  • Karina D., Feb 1, 2023

    Amazing spot - great short trails around the property with creek access. My Aussies loved running and chasing each other around here. Fantastic space.

  • Inga D., Jan 31, 2023

    Like others have mentioned, it was muddy in places but I made it through fine with my hiking boots. We made it through the trails pretty quickly but my dog loved it! Went through all of them a few times and hung out for about an hour. There’s a very sturdy fence around the property which is great because they have chickens and goats and other birds and my dog was very interested. Will definitely be back!

  • Mandy S., Jan 30, 2023

    Loved it! Your own private slice of Forest Park. Looking forward to going back. Really beautiful property that slopes down to a lovely creek, with plenty to sniff along the way. Hosts have clearly put a lot of thought and effort into making this welcoming and fun. The main trails are well graded, wide and clearly maintained with rainy days in mind. Recommend still wearing sturdy shoes - especially if you plan to go on side trails. (There's a map at the parking area of the trails and then they have marked them along the way!) This also looks to be a well shaded location for when summer arrives. The property has clear boundaries but not a literal fence the whole way like a dog park. It was sufficient to keep my adventurous hound from following her nose too far astray. For Reactive Dogs: This was really private and once you get past the parking area, there really isn't an opportunity to see other people, cars, etc - truly is private. One of the dogs with us was reactive to strangers and the hosts were really accommodating to his needs. But really, the place is private enough there aren't going to be other people or dogs walking past - even where you park. Looking forward to visiting again!

  • Michele D., Jan 30, 2023

    Description was perfect-a nice forest hike without having to worry about other dogs!

  • Emma B., Jan 30, 2023

    This spot was PERFECT for my on leash reactive dogs. They got to run to Their hearts content, sniff anything and everything and chase each other around without me having to worry about running into anyone. It was so nice they were able to just be dogs. The trails were steep but totally manageable! We will be back for sure.

  • Ilana M., Jan 29, 2023

    This spot was perfect for tiring out our super energetic pup. Thanks for sharing your amazing property with us.

  • Aneesah R., Jan 29, 2023

    Great spot. Plenty to explore and plenty walk. The spot was clean, quiet and we didn’t see any other people or animals. 10 out of 10!!

  • samantha g., Jan 28, 2023

    This is our second time in 3 weeks! You really have your own peace of paradise here and the bench additions have been awesome. I can't wait to come back!

  • Pat M., Jan 27, 2023

    This was a beautiful spot. A bit muddy because of the recent rains. We were not expecting the steepness of some of the trails, but we had a super time. The owner of the property was so nice. We'll go back when it gets drier.

Meet your host

Sapphire Point is a private residence that wants to share their forest with you. Come play with your pup and let them explore the many new smells while you hike, birdwatch, or just breathe in the fresh air.

Sapphire Point Private Dog Park In NW Portland

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