Magical Mossy Forest | Sniffspot
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4406 Ames Lake-Carnation Rd NE
RedmondWashington98053US
4.965
Sniffspotsupport@sniffspot.comUnited States
David AdamsFounder

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Magical Mossy Forest

Redmond, Washington
Unfenced
5 acres
4.965 reviews
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Hosted by Stephen K.

Fencing

Enclosure

Unfenced

Fencing details: This is a mostly unfenced site in a mossy PNW forest.


Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsNo

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryNo


Amenities

River, stream or creek

Field

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Outhouse available

Woods


Pricing
$14 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

25% off hourly price for 30 min visit

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Location

Redmond, Washington

Description

Magical Mossy Forest Sniffspot is a large mystical woodland adventure for dogs in Redmond on the way to Carnation. Boots are recommended in the winter rain. MMF is preferred by puppies, dogs, people, adults and kids alike because it has potable water, power, picnic tables, chairs, several firepits, lit portapotties, 3 swing sets, 3 slides, monkey bars, 3 Forts, a log bridge to cross over Little Ames Creek for when the creek is flowing, a doggy playground, lots of picturesque moss, lighted parking lot, woodchip trails and many footpaths over 5 forested moss covered acres. Parking is near the road, separated by 100 ft of woods, so we suggest that all our doggy friends be leashed until they are on the trails with you. The parking area can only be located where it is to protect the ecology of Little Ames Creek. Please leash your dog until into the forest away from the parking area, after that Bob's Your Uncle! Watch kids and dogs in the parking area near the road, and at Ames Creek. A secluded place to dork out and have fun, enjoying a natural Pacific rainforest. Note that the creek is dry in midsummer until the fall and winter rains kick in. Boots are recommended in the fall and winter. Find a map of the main trails in a photo on our MMF Sniffspot site. There are lots of foot trails through the understory ferns. The log bridge can be used to cross Ames Creek, or you can ford it to discover the rest of Magical Mossy Forest Sniffspot. Please pack out doggy bags with you because there is no garbage pickup here, please leave no trace. If there is a downpour and you want to wait it out there is a dry shed in the parking area. Access to power helps keep your batteries charged. Please carry your toilet paper (sorry it walks away). The portapotties are cleaned once a week. Please visit our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61555379018442 Let us know if you have any questions. Synchronized play bowing to you!

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

Separated by bushes and trees, the road is 100 ft from the parking lot, so we recommend leashing your dog until you are on the trails, or doggo becomes used to the location, and heads for the secluded forest trails right away. There is a log bridge to cross the creek when it may get as much as 6 inches deep in the winter. A great off-leash park full of fun exploring please wear boots!

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
30 minutes
Max dogs per booking
20
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

Please doggy bags with you, leave no trace = there's no garbage pickup on site.


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.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
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.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(65) Reviews

  • Stephanie P., Jan 30, 2024

    Fun spot. Well marked with lots of places to explore. The pups were very happy!!

    Host replied: What adorable dogs! I am so glad you uploaded your photos! Looks like happy dogs and that makes it worth it! -Lancelot

  • Chryssa H., Jan 27, 2024

    Excellent spot! As others said not a TON of room to run free but it was still fun for my Tony even in the rain! Easy to find, nice amenities, great price and the BEST part is how helpful and responsive Lancelot is! He is an all star host!

    Host replied: We love seeing the photos of your little one racing around having fun - thank you so much!!! As far as the acreage - we are opening up some new trails but being sensitive to maintaining the natural conditions. Expect to see new trails soon. I'm sure you noticed we cover the trails, everything possible in wood chips to reduce erosion. And Ah shucks you didn't have to say THAT. -Lancelot

  • James P., Jan 24, 2024

    Great Sniffspot and helpful host! Our pup had so much fun zooming around in the forest and well-maintained grounds. Only concern was the main road that he kept wanting to venture towards. Would be perfect if there was some additional fencing but otherwise it was a fun visit!

    Host replied: Hi James, We very much appreciate your 5 Star review! Regarding the fencing, or gates appreciate the suggestion - its just a question of expense. Things like gates, fencing, it's on the list. -Lance

  • Jen G., Jan 23, 2024

    This is a very unique spot with cool features. That said, unless I parked in the wrong place, the parking area and some of the trails and features seem closer than 100 ft from the road to me, and it it is a busier road than I expected. I needed to keep 3 of my 4 dogs on leash much of the time because a lot of the trails were closer to the road than I felt was safe to have them off leash. But if your dog has really reliable recall this is a great spot. The playground and log bridge were really cool features!

    Host replied: Hi Jen, It is good to read that you as a professional dog trainer enjoyed the 5 acres of Magical Mossy Forest Sniffspot. It would be great to have more trainers here. Yes, we agree! the playground and the log bridge we find dogs and kids just love. Best wishes, -Lance

  • Heather P., Jan 22, 2024

    What a magical spot! The pups had a great time running up and down the hills, over the log bridge and skating on the icy pond. In addition, they loved being able to sniff all of the many new smells. Was happy that rain/mud boots were recommended as it was very wet and muddy with all the recent rain. The dogs, of course think the muddier the better. Safe to say, my pups have found their new favorite spot!

    Host replied: Thank you Heather, What great shots of Ziggy, the golden doodle and Clara, the Bernadoodle and friend... Hope it wasn't too cold - looking forward to your next visit here! -Lance and Team

  • Sarah S., Jan 20, 2024

    Great space!

    Host replied: Hi Sarah, magical photo of your doggos enjoying some magical winter sun!

  • Lori S., Jan 20, 2024

    Fun forest

    Host replied: Thank you Lori - good to hear you enjoyed it!

  • Nicole C., Jan 15, 2024

    The forest, little trails, and playground equipment was fun for my dogs. The road felt closer to the property than I expected, but there was still plenty of space to play far from the road.

    Host replied: LOL Nicole - That is the coolest photo - they look like they are the teachers in the playground keeping tabs on the kids! I love it! Thank you for clarifying distance from the road thing. We are planning more improvements for fun! -Lancelot

  • Athina M., Jan 13, 2024

    Cute spot! Love the fact it has portapotties for the humans and the dogs loved smelling around the woods, will be back Iโ€™m sure.

    Host replied: What a widdle face!!! So happy you all made it outside in this truly cold weather! It makes it all worthwhile to see everyone enjoying their visit!

  • wesley s., Jan 7, 2024

    Great area and fun creek to play in

    Host replied: We aim to please, Wesley. Thank you for your review! -Lance

Meet your host

Stephen K.

Joined in October 2023

I was born in Washington State. We have dogs, and we thought we'd offer our property to explore a new place with all kinds of wonderful things that dogs love. We installed a playset that has a ramp and stairs that dogs hop right up to hang out in and get pets and maybe a little treat! We also have a small creek running through the forest, that is usually shallow and slow moving - the perfect size for dogs. Right after a big rain it can get up to a foot deep. We have found dogs just love the log bridge and will run back and forth on it. There's lots of chairs, fire pits, picnic tables. If you get caught out in the rain we supplied a shelter that is dry so you can wait it out. We update our Sniffspot as much as possible. For example, we just laid down fresh wood chips this week. Enjoy!


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Magical Mossy Forest

$14 per dog per hour
4.9
(65)
$14 per dog per hour