Ridge and Panorama Trail Loop

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Ridge and Panorama Trail Loop is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 344 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding


wild flowers

Helen Putnam regional Park is a great location for the beginner hiker. Come enjoy at some of the more beautiful aspects of nature at this regional park. Filaree Trail to the Ridge trail and the South Loop Trail. 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.

5 months ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

It's was a beautiful day and a fun hike

1 year ago

There are quite a few fun geocaches in the park, with nice trails to hike. Just be careful of the abundance of Poison Oak.