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. Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset.
By Blogger - on May 14, 2022
Beautiful views out to W. Marin hills
Hilly but not too challenging hiking trails make for a good work-out close to Petaluma center. New parking lot has plenty of space. Good restrooms, kids play area and sheltered picnic tables.