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Helen Putnam Park

Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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good walking opportunity

In an area where open walking is restricted, this is a good opportunity. Some hills, some trees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linden25
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Brighton
Beautiful hike!

Great views of Petaluma, different levels of challenge, length, shaded, sunny, it's all here. There... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Cooleen T
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Petaluma, California
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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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“hiking trails” (5 reviews)
“wild flowers” (4 reviews)
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Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma, CA
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"hiking trails"
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"playground area"
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"rolling hills"
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"cash or credit card"
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"small playground for kids"
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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"
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"nice pond"
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"love this place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 April 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 24 March 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

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Reviewed 11 December 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 10 November 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 7 September 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 12 July 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 1 June 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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Reviewed 15 May 2017

great nature walk. It can be very hilly and steep, so be prepared to work for your walk and likely break a sweat. Paved paths and dirt trails meander through the hills in this park with some excellend views of Petaluma.

Thank Ryan L
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

A great park located in Petaluma. Lots of open space. There are some great wide paved trails and some narrower trails off of the pavement. Great place to take dogs on leashes or just explore by yourself or with friends.

Thank cscac
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