Helen Putnam Regional Park is a regional park southwest of Petaluma, California, U.S.A. which is maintained by the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department. It covers an area of 216acre. The park entrance is at 411 Chileno Valley Road.Plan my trip to Petaluma with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
The park's official dedication took place in 1985.
The park features numerous trails suitable for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. The trails include a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.
The parking lot has 37 spaces, including spaces for handicapped and equestrian users. There is a gazebo, a picnic area, and a children's playground near the parking area, and a pond stocked with bluegill.
The park is named after Helen Putnam, a former mayor of Petaluma and Sonoma County supervisor. Another park named after her is the Helen Putnam Park in nearby Cotati, California.
Helen Putnam Park reviews
I always try to find hiking trails during our weekend getaways. We were visiting Bodega Bay but staying over in Petaluma. I looked up places to hike and found this park. When we arrived at the... more »
The park is in excellent shape right now, with new trails cut in, existing trails hardened, and wildflowers just starting to bloom. The poison oak is out in force bordering the trails, and this time..... more »
Offers good but challenging hikes since there are a lot of hills. Two different areas to park, one is paid and one is not since it is in a neighborhood. Beautiful views of Petaluma, good place to take the dog to. Some trails are more shaded than others, so definitely bring a hat and sunscreen. Probably 3+ miles worth of hiking to do here, and they’re in the process of building a new trail it looks like!
Or afternoon! This place is beautiful! Both steep climbs and gentle walks, both open, sunny meadows and green forest. Beautiful views and lovely little glades. The trails aren't too long. The fish pond is so pretty and peaceful. A really lovely place to spend a morning
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