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Helen Putnam Park

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Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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Healthy hike

Nice nature hike.... I gave it 4 stars because you have to pay for parking......great for all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
debra j
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Petaluma, California
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Wide open space

This park has great views, lots of trails, and wide open spaces. Great place for a long hikes with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dhmulkey
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Petaluma, California
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“open space” (4 reviews)
“wild flowers” (4 reviews)
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Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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"hiking trails"
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"open space"
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"wild flowers"
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"playground area"
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"green hills"
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"south loop"
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"cash or credit card"
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"small playground for kids"
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"different levels"
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"play ground"
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"great exercise"
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"paved path"
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"single track"
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"sonoma county"
in 4 reviews
"nice pond"
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"all ages"
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"love this place"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice nature hike.... I gave it 4 stars because you have to pay for parking......great for all ages.........there are different levels of difficulties...

Thank debra j
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has great views, lots of trails, and wide open spaces. Great place for a long hikes with many elevation changes. Some trails are paved while others are dirt.

Thank dhmulkey
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

In an area where open walking is restricted, this is a good opportunity. Some hills, some trees some marked paths. Folk on horses, bikes, running and even just walking on foot.

Thank Linden25
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Great views of Petaluma, different levels of challenge, length, shaded, sunny, it's all here. There is a small playground for kids also, right next to the parking lot.

Thank Cooleen T
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

I hike Helen Putnam each week because it's in my town. It's great cardio exercise and can be completed in an hour or longer if you do all the side paths. Love my HP

Thank mypointofview802
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Reviewed December 11, 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

1  Thank 14hannon
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Reviewed November 9, 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
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Reviewed September 6, 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
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Reviewed July 11, 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
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Reviewed June 1, 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
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