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2246 SW 313th St
Federal WayWashington98023US
5.0114
55Amazing place, my three pups and I had a great time here meandering, sniffing, listening to birds, running, trotting and playing. It’s like a private wilderness reserve. Will definitely be back!
55What a fun spot! Lots of paths to walk around and pretty sure this was the first time Ferdie was able to run in a creek! If it is your first time, leave a little extra time to find the spot. It sounds like Linda will be continuing to improve the spot and I can't wait to see what she does! I would suggest wearing some shoes with good tread! Ferdie loved it and so did we!
55Linda is very personable and kind. The property is beautiful. We had a wonderful time and will be back!
55Beautiful! Dogs are exhausted. Thank you!
55Our dogs loved this spot - plenty to smell and well maintained trails to sprint down. The trail does get very muddy leading up to the creek so definitely wear boots and bring some towels. We really appreciated all the different hose spots to wash them off afterwards. As for fencing - the entrance isn’t fenced and then the creek, but other than that we felt it was well enclosed and I’m sure it’ll be an even better spot once their fencing is complete. We have a gal who likes to wonder but she stayed closed with plenty of treats so we had no issues. We’ll be back!
55I now have happy, tired, dirty dogs. The spot was great, but I didn’t fully appreciate the suggestions about the dirt / mud. My dogs don’t have great recall so they were on long leads. So when they crossed the creek, got tangled, climbed a hill I had to go with them. So I likely ended up more dirty than most would. It was 100% worth it, but I didn’t anticipate getting that muddy/wet. That being said, the dogs loved the hiking adventure and playing in the creek.
55We had such a great time! My girl loved zooming through all the trails!
55I don’t normally book places that are less than five acres but this one was so close to home that I thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did! The host has made the utmost use of the property and due to the switchback trails throughout the hilly terrain the property felt larger than 2 acres. My reactive dog had a blast exploring the trails and taking a several dips in the creek. We were able to walk the trails about three times during our one hour visit but I didn’t feel like we were walking in circles due to the switchback trails and my dog seemed to find something new to sniff each time. We also didn’t see or hear any other people or animals. It is truly a peaceful woodland area. The host’s description is very accurate too - the property is contained with fences in most areas and where there isn’t fencing, and/or there are gaps in the fence, the natural terrain, which includes dense underbrush and steep hills, provides good containment. I felt very safe with letting my reactive dog go leash free. I usually have to drive at least 30 minutes to a Sniffspot large enough to keep my dog interested but now I have one within 10 minutes. I’m thrilled to have found Wonderlane and highly recommend it to others!
55Wonderful place to bring your dog. I ran out of steam before Ollie did, so nice that there are chairs along the way for us oldsters to use.
55Super cute spot! Will definitely be back!
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Wonderlane

Federal Way, Washington
Partially Fenced
2 acres
5.0114 reviews
Top spot
Sniffpass
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Hosted by Linda L.

Fencing

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Partially Fenced

Fencing details:

At the entry there is a gate you can roll into position on your left as soon as you drive into the 200 ft driveway. Note: we plan to replace the rolling gate with a simple steel gate soon. The yard is fenced completely on the top level, th...
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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 entryYes


Amenities

River, stream or creek

Parkour obstacles

Field

Dog drinking water

Chairs

Dog toys


Pricing
$16 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

Federal Way, Washington

Description

Now is the time to come visit! It is just wonderful being in the woods, just beautiful! I've been walking around checking it out - it is still spring, green, leafy, mysterious, cool, lots of birds singing. Even when it rains there are rain shadows due to the huge trees. I can never get enough. Meanwhile, we are working on improvements. Planted 2 pink dogwoods I received from a friend as a present, and an Asian pear. Several lithodora are going in on the retaining wall. Planted grass and 5 new variegated plants in the rockery parking area. I'm adding hoses to all the water hydrants with spray nozzles. When we close for planned improvements I'll post it here. Bring your friends and their dogs too! Embark on an enchanting forest adventure at Wonderlane World Famous Sniffspot for Dogs and Their Best Friends - Unleash your dogs and frolic with your beloved friends in the lush embrace of the Pacific Northwest’s natural rainforest. Wonderlane beckons you and your best pals to explore 66 years of history across 2 acres of established trails, over 9 terraces, under towering old-growth trees, listening to the gentle murmur of a clear creek. Choose your path—be it the left or right entrance—and meander down Flying Horse Lane to The Landing Pad, where trails weave into playful circles perfect for a game of ‘Hide and Go Seek’ or a chase. At the forest edge, the Madhatter trail invites you to a serene creek, a secret haven within our partially fenced sanctuary. Our land, a tapestry of fences, natural barriers, trails, and creeks, is a safe haven for play. Once trodden by horses, these trails have been lovingly reclaimed from invasive brush and dead trees, now fun for paws and feet alike. We’ve nurtured this tranquil forest back to life with over 600 saplings, The canopy of Hemlock, Douglas Fir, and Western Red Cedar, filled out as soon as there was more light. These trails whisper stories of the past. In the spring, summer, and fall, giant BigLeaf Maple, Alders, and Vine Maples' frilly leaves decorate every breeze with greenery in motion. Wonderlane isn’t just a place; it’s an experience—a Sniffspot designed with your dog’s joy in mind. While they dash through wood chips and Pacific Northwest duff, you’ll enjoy the sight of a 20-acre forested wetland, a living painting of nature. Though some wildlife is a rare sight, the forest is alive with the songs of songbirds - sparrows, finches, thrushes, grosbeaks, and a host of other birds, such as majestic American Bald Eagles are seen here. Walk or run on our soft wide paths and let the forest’s secrets reveal themselves uniquely to you. We’ve spent over four years crafting this haven, just a mile from the South Sound, for you and your friends to run, walk, sit and revel in the company of your dogs. And when the day’s adventures are done, two Starbucks await to refresh you, 3 minutes and 5 minutes away. Join our community on Facebook, by searching for “Wonderlane World Famous Sniffspot,” or ask a warm and friendly nearby AI to direct your browser there, and watch tales of joy. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556216197208 Wonderlane is more than a walk in the woods—it’s where nature’s heart beats, inviting you to breathe in the peaceful air, one paw print at a time! Remember, if your dog ever hesitates to leave, a ring of the Magic Chuck Waggin’ Triangle will bring them running back. So come, let the forest’s magic envelop you and your best friends at Wonderlane, where every trail is a story waiting to unfold. A guest mentioned bringing bug repellent so beginning May 26th for the summer, we recommend bringing repellent or wearing it when you drop into the forest, and on to the creek area. Keeping Wonderlane pristine is a collective effort, and we value your help in maintaining the beauty of our shared space. Please use the garbage bins at the top driveway entrance for disposal of any waste. The best is yet to come!

Cleanliness

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

Hazards

In the summer heat, please bring bug repellent, beginning May 26th for the summer, we recommend bringing repellent or wearing it when you drop into the forest, and onto the creek area. if bugs come just keep walking away don't wave at them. Wonderlane Sniffspot has access to a shallow creek, for safety, we request that children and dogs be accompanied when near or in the creek. Sniffspot requests that guests review these guidelines for visiting spots with water before visiting: https://help.sniffspot.com/article/167-how-to-keep-your-dog-safe-around-pools-and-water 'Elephant Walk' of wood rounds over wet soil leading to the Creek helps keep dogs' feet dry. It is also possible to go to the creek on a completely different trail, on the left side of the property, down an embankment where the shallow creek is very nice with a gravel base. Boots or shoes with sturdy treads are recommended, as are towels for doggies feeties. (We plan to add gates to these areas.) Please police poo. If you see anything please text us and we'll collect it. It's a big area and sometimes things slip by the most ardent collector! :-) The garbage bin is located at the entrance. PS - If your dog doesn't want to leave, contact me and I'll ring the Magic Chuck Waggin' Triangle, and your dog will come. No worries!

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

As you exit the driveway please toss your doggy bags into the gray garbage bin. Thank you!


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.

(114) Reviews

  • Ania B., May 26, 2024

    Amazing place, my three pups and I had a great time here meandering, sniffing, listening to birds, running, trotting and playing. It’s like a private wilderness reserve. Will definitely be back!

    Host replied: Ania - Thank you for the great photos of your pups enjoying the private wilderness reserve just for them! I love seeing dogs enjoying themselves. It seems like they are sussing out the vibe here too! See you soon! - Linda

  • Ellen M., May 20, 2024

    What a fun spot! Lots of paths to walk around and pretty sure this was the first time Ferdie was able to run in a creek! If it is your first time, leave a little extra time to find the spot. It sounds like Linda will be continuing to improve the spot and I can't wait to see what she does! I would suggest wearing some shoes with good tread! Ferdie loved it and so did we!

    Host replied: Ferdie is so cute and friendly! Really a pleasure meeting y’all. Thank you for your support! See you soon. Cheers! - Linda

  • Teryn W., May 19, 2024

    Linda is very personable and kind. The property is beautiful. We had a wonderful time and will be back!

    Host replied: Thank you for your compliments Teryn. I look forward to your future visits! -Linda

  • Stephanie H., May 12, 2024

    Beautiful! Dogs are exhausted. Thank you!

    Host replied: Fabulous!

  • Caelyn C., May 11, 2024

    Our dogs loved this spot - plenty to smell and well maintained trails to sprint down. The trail does get very muddy leading up to the creek so definitely wear boots and bring some towels. We really appreciated all the different hose spots to wash them off afterwards. As for fencing - the entrance isn’t fenced and then the creek, but other than that we felt it was well enclosed and I’m sure it’ll be an even better spot once their fencing is complete. We have a gal who likes to wonder but she stayed closed with plenty of treats so we had no issues. We’ll be back!

    Host replied: Hi Caelyn, The front entrance has a 12 ft long gate on wheels that we are replacing with another 12 ft long gate, the new one is steel. While there are no plans to fence the creek, the main part is planned to be completely, fenced by the middle of next month, which means we have to close down for a few days. Therefore visit and bring these sports as much as you can! Thank you for the great photo of your happy dogs! Cheers! -Linda

  • Carolynn M., May 11, 2024

    I now have happy, tired, dirty dogs. The spot was great, but I didn’t fully appreciate the suggestions about the dirt / mud. My dogs don’t have great recall so they were on long leads. So when they crossed the creek, got tangled, climbed a hill I had to go with them. So I likely ended up more dirty than most would. It was 100% worth it, but I didn’t anticipate getting that muddy/wet. That being said, the dogs loved the hiking adventure and playing in the creek.

    Host replied: Carolynn, By June this spot will be fully fenced with gates to the creek from both locations so you can control access to the seep area. That area will start drying up as well with the summer. Looks like the creek is about an inch & 1/2 deep right now from your photos. Sounds like they invited you to their form of fun :-) Great photos of your doggies thank you so much! Cheers! -Linda

  • Sarah S., May 10, 2024

    We had such a great time! My girl loved zooming through all the trails!

    Host replied: Fabulous Sarah - If you have a chance would love to see photos - my vicarious life! Thank you, -Linda

  • Bonnie B., May 9, 2024

    I don’t normally book places that are less than five acres but this one was so close to home that I thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did! The host has made the utmost use of the property and due to the switchback trails throughout the hilly terrain the property felt larger than 2 acres. My reactive dog had a blast exploring the trails and taking a several dips in the creek. We were able to walk the trails about three times during our one hour visit but I didn’t feel like we were walking in circles due to the switchback trails and my dog seemed to find something new to sniff each time. We also didn’t see or hear any other people or animals. It is truly a peaceful woodland area. The host’s description is very accurate too - the property is contained with fences in most areas and where there isn’t fencing, and/or there are gaps in the fence, the natural terrain, which includes dense underbrush and steep hills, provides good containment. I felt very safe with letting my reactive dog go leash free. I usually have to drive at least 30 minutes to a Sniffspot large enough to keep my dog interested but now I have one within 10 minutes. I’m thrilled to have found Wonderlane and highly recommend it to others!

    Host replied: Thank you so much Bonnie! Can't wait to welcome you back. I gotta get the coffee/tea treats area started. Cheers! -Linda

  • Mary J., May 9, 2024

    Wonderful place to bring your dog. I ran out of steam before Ollie did, so nice that there are chairs along the way for us oldsters to use.

    Host replied: What a cutie Ollie is! Adorable! Looks like he enjoyed a bit of shade! Thank you for your support Mary!!! -Linda And the Wonderlane Team

  • Jessica S., May 8, 2024

    Super cute spot! Will definitely be back!

    Host replied: What fabulous photos of your dog Jessica! Frameable… Thank you for the great review. Hope to host you again soon! -Linda

Meet your host

Linda L.

Joined in August 2020

I've lived in great places from Coldfoot Alaska to Kathmandu Nepal. My place now is my favorite location I've ever lived in so I thought I'd share it with you! I'm Linda, and I love creatures, especially doggies! My first word was “whuppie” because I couldn’t pronounce “puppy”!Born in Seattle, raised 4th generation Alaskan, from a long-time West Coast family.


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