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 Al G - on Nov 20, 2020
Nice trail system but probably not for trail bikes!
Not for trail Bikes! A nice family stroll (many of them) but forget the bikes. An easy drive from downtown Petaluma (could even bike - country roads) but not worth the effort if goal is trail...
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...