Helen Putnam Regional Park

411 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma

  • Accessible areas
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Playgrounds

Hours : 8AM to sunset

Parking: $7 per vehicle. Free for Regional Parks members.

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6 feet. License required.

Accessibility: Accessible playground & restroom

Ranger Phone: (707) 539-8092

Helen Putnam Regional Park is a compact wilderness park just southwest of Petaluma. Its 6 miles of trails cross grassy hillsides and wind through groves of heritage oaks. Ridge-top trails provide panoramic views of the city and the southern Sonoma County countryside. A looped trail system lets hikers create walks of varying length and difficulty, making Helen Putnam a great choice for beginning hikers looking for a bit of a challenge. Trails are open to cyclists and horseback riders as well. There is a large fishing pond containing mostly bluegill, and a gazebo, picnic area and playground are located near the parking lot.

Helen Putnam Regional Park Trails

Length:5.87 miles of trail

Helen Putnam Regional Park lies just outside of Petaluma and offers a variety of terrain across 5.87 miles of trail. Excellent views of Petaluma to the east and rural Sonoma County to the west can be enjoyed from the Panorama Trail. The viewpoints may be accessed via a steep climb up the trail from the parking lot, or a gentler approach via the paved Ridge Trail past the Fish Pond. Fillaree, Pomo, and South Loop trails wind through forested areas offering shade on hot summer days. Equestrians, hikers, and bikers are welcome on all trails.

Hike with Hounds - May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Nuestros Parques - July 1, 2017

Jul 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Trails for Tots - July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hikes with Hounds - August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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