• Helen Putnam Regional Park southern views from ridgeline

Helen Putnam Regional Park

411 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma
  • Accessible Areas
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Playgrounds

Helen Putnam Regional Park is a compact wilderness park southwest of Petaluma. Its 6 miles of trails cross grassy hillsides and weave through oak woodlands. Ridge-top trails provide panoramic views of the city and the southern Sonoma County countryside.

A fishing pond contains bluegill and other fish. An accessible playground, picnic area and gazebo are located near the parking lot.


Helen Putnam Park's looped trail system lets hikers create walks of varying length and difficulty, making the park a great choice for beginning hikers looking for a bit of a challenge. Trails are also open to cyclists and horseback riders.

  • When: December 11, 2021 from 10:00 11:00 AM

    Helen Putnam Regional Park
    Join us for a fun morning of history and exploration at Helen Putnam as we begin to unravel what the landscape looked like prior to becoming a park. Investigate the park’s cultural history during a scavenger hunt that will reveal what the landscape looked like prior to Spanish/Mexican settlements. 

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Park Information


Helen Putnam Regional Park

411 Chileno Valley Road

Petaluma, CA 94952
38.21271861, -122.6644228

$7 or free for members


7 AM to sunset

Allowed on leash 

Park Map