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Helen Putnam Park

Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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Local Treasure

Helen Putnam Park is one of Petaluma's best un-kept secrets. The hike is easy but beautiful. One... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2015
LaRaeMeadows
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Sonoma, California
Great View

Good hike but a bit difficult to find. We walked from downtown which was a long trip. Lot's of dog... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2015
Juliet M
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“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“poison oak” (4 reviews)
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Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Helen Putnam Park is one of Petaluma's best un-kept secrets. The hike is easy but beautiful. One way will take you past a small pond. You are likely to see wild flowers, animals, and friendly doggies on a walk with their people.It is almost never...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2015

Good hike but a bit difficult to find. We walked from downtown which was a long trip. Lot's of dog walkers and joggers. Used by locals. Lovely view from the top.

1  Thank Juliet M
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Helen Putnam is a pretty park, with uphill if you want it and flat if you don't. There are a couple of places that offer a bit of a hill to get your heart rate going or you can just stay on the flatter areas...More

1  Thank DeniseKramer
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Love HPP. It is a great place for a hike. People of all ages and skill levels can be found here. You can run or walk the trails which is nice. Great for taking kids to on a field trip.

Thank Cappi O
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

I love walking around in this park, and the views on top of the hills op Petaluma are wonderful. bring lots of water too drink in the summer though.

2  Thank Morgan C
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Petaluma suffers, relative to other Marin/Sonoma towns, from not having great hiking hills close to town. This little park is the best you can do without driving 30 minutes or farther. Nice variety of landscape and views, but only a small seasonal creek, and you...More

1  Thank Alan Y
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Reviewed 17 January 2015

A bit off the beaten path which means that there is always parking and not too many people. I assume kids would like it but we don't have kids so that is just a guess. There are several hiking trails, low to medium difficulty, many...More

1  Thank pfmagic
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Reviewed 28 November 2014

Best local park one could ask for. Great for running or biking or riding horseback. Nice views and well maintained trails.

Thank adair7
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Reviewed 7 October 2014

I love how this park has so many different trails. I really like how you can find shaded trails and there are different hiking levels. It is also very beautiful!

Thank russianriverrat
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Living in Petaluma, this park is perfect for getting out and doing some trail running. It does not have an extensive array of trails, but for a good 2-3 mile aerobic workout, it can't be beat. I have the Sonoma Parks pass so I get...More

3  Thank pfefmeister
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