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Helen Putnam Park

Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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Stunning Views and Majestic Oak Forrest

Although not large, the park is criss crossed by trail giving a variety of terrain and look out... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Sonoma, California
Early morning walk

This park has something for everyone. There are short easy walks or very strenuous hikes up the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“poison oak” (4 reviews)
Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Although not large, the park is criss crossed by trail giving a variety of terrain and look out points from every directions. The initial climb up Arroyo Trail is steep (about a 30% grade), but the top of the hill features more moderate terrain. Park...More

Thank 14hannon
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This park has something for everyone. There are short easy walks or very strenuous hikes up the hill. A nice pond to sit and just relax. The kids can fish. You can take a picnic too. You have to try it.

1  Thank 774lauried
Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you like to hike in the hills and don't want to drive far this is place. both paved and dirt paths. Some of the trails are steep like stairs but on dirt. There are single track loops around the hills. Lots of wild flowers...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This park has some pretty steep hills to hike so a lot of exercise The views are breathtaking. Lots of old beautiful oak trees

1  Thank Eva B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

One of the access points to the park does not have a parking lot so tourists park on the side of the road with basically no shoulder and in front of an already blind corner. The tourist and illegal bicyclists sometimes don't park all the...More

Thank bschleiger
Reviewed 15 May 2017

great nature walk. It can be very hilly and steep, so be prepared to work for your walk and likely break a sweat. Paved paths and dirt trails meander through the hills in this park with some excellend views of Petaluma.

Thank Ryan L
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A great park located in Petaluma. Lots of open space. There are some great wide paved trails and some narrower trails off of the pavement. Great place to take dogs on leashes or just explore by yourself or with friends.

Thank cscac
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a fine place to have easy or more vigorous hikes - once you get to the tops of the hills you have a great view of the Petaluma Valley. Every season has it's treasures here. I love this place. It is not wheel...More

Thank cate949
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been hiking here for 9 years and will for as long as I can. There are varying degrees of difficulty in the trails from level to 60 degree incline ( I call it the wall). It is a short 2-3 hundred feet up to...More

2  Thank Y6138LIwilliamc
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Just a few days ago, a few friends went hiking here on a lovely sunny day after much rain. The green hills were spectacular with livestock in the distance. Mossy trees with disfigured trunks were great photo opportunities. There are many trails to explore and...More

Thank LindaCordova
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