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Address: Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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Get away while still being close to town

This is a lovely spot with several access points. Varied terrain. Can walk, jog, horseback ride and more. Lovely foliage. Great views and not far from downtown Petaluma. Worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Carmen a
Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a lovely spot with several access points. Varied terrain. Can walk, jog, horseback ride and more. Lovely foliage. Great views and not far from downtown Petaluma. Worth a visit if you enjoy the outdoors

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Penngrove, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I love this place -- it's my daily walking area. the views are amazing and it's very private and quiet, with just the right number of fellow-walkers/runners to greet. Try going at sunset! the big hill is perfect for a workout, and there are plenty of trails for easier jaunts. Love this spot!

Thank nbh
Anchorage, Alaska
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I hiked the various trails that are part of Helen Putnam Park today. The facilities are very good. At the parking lot there are bathrooms as well as a playground area for children. There is a $7.00 daily parking fee, which you pay at an automated kiosk, taking either cash or credit card. There are a variety... More 

Thank Dean K
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area, surrounded by lots and lots of sceneries, A must to see on your List. Have fun exploring

Thank Jchatila
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

An OK-enough experience that my family and visitors have been there a few times - partly for no other reason than to support our local, underfunded parks. A few BBQ grills in the Gazebo/playground area. Flush toilets. Usually very dry. Some steep hills. Very little fauna. Fairly scenic with some decent overlooks. The Regional Park oversight doesn't seem to be... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

After a morning business meeting and a wonderful but filling lunch on wonderful Mexican food, my wife and I wanted to spend a little time walking off the calories and enjoying some peace and quiet. Helen Putman park really worked for us. It's a quick (<10 min drive from downtown Petaluma). Parking fee is $7 and can be paid with... More 

Thank aaydogan
Petaluma, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I absolutely love Helen Putnam Park. It is so incredible to have this gorgeous open nature, with a ton of great different trails, right on the edge of town! A quick 10 minute drive from my house, and you're engulfed in nature....gorgeous rolling hills, oak trees, tall golden grasses, birds, lizards, sunshine....it's amazing. I make a point to go there... More 

Thank Shennon O
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The variety of hiking and walking trails is pretty extensive, from short, relatively flat strolls, to longer up and down climbs. The path options are clearly displayed on a map at the trailhead by the parking lot, and each trail is clearly marked along the way. The scenery is beautiful. The parking is not free, but is very reasonable, and... More 

Thank mossyfy
Petaluma, California
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a local park/open space area in Petaluma. You can access the park from the Victoria Subdivision or on your way out of town on "D" St. There are many trials and one main paved path. If you want the best views you have to get off the main path and go to the top of the hill. There... More 

Thank bemisup77
Sonoma, California
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100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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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