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Address: Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
Activities: Hiking

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Sonoma, California
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Sonoma, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 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 busy but all the locals end up there at least once a year it seems.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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.

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Petaluma, California
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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 if you want to stroll. Beautiful views of the hillside, lots of trees, a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 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.

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Petaluma, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 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 can hike all the trails in a couple of hours. I like the South Loop... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 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 of which offer nice views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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!

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Petaluma, California
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126 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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 up there 3-4 times a week - otherwise, the parking fee is $8. Popular on... More 

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Address: Address: Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma

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