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

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Solitude in nature just 10 minutes from the city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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Petaluma, California
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 

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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 

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Petaluma, California
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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 

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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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Petaluma, California
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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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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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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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Address: Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma

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