Helen Putnam Regional Park

EASY 20 reviews

Helen Putnam Regional Park is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
406 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding




10 days ago

Very scenic! Close to town and dog friendly.

16 days ago

21 days ago

Great hike for kids.

1 month ago

Gorgeous views. Bring sunscreen.

2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

This is the trail for the full family... great hilly views, and well kept trails that make it easier even for a toddler to traverse about. Lots of people sharing the park. Facilities include small pond, playground, restrooms and parking. Not challenging at all. Great for a couple hours of mild exercise with beautiful land around you.

4 months ago

5 months ago

8 months ago

Some uphill trails are difficult. The scenery and area are beautiful.

8 months ago

9 months ago

$7.00 fee to park

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ridge-Panorama trail
Gradual incline going up on paved Ridge Trail. Coming down Panorama Trail terrible idea. Extremely steep. I am never doing that again.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Have been going for years out here. Just watch for ticks. People are supposed to have their dogs on leash and sadly some don't and do not pick up after their pets. Will find dog bags along side the trails. All of the trails are fairly easy but the one right out of the parking lot on the "paying" side- killer if you are not into quick elevations. Restrooms are always clean. Weekdays are perfect time to head out and even try your luck fishing at the pond with the kiddos.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Pretty easy hike. A lot of people.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A really beautiful and easy place to go if you want to do more than just a basic walk, but aren't up to a full blown hike. Lots of little trails branch off making it easily modified to be shorter or longer. It also is a great place for a picnic lunch as it has many benches with beautiful views

Monday, August 05, 2013

We hike around here at least once a week. It's easy enough for the kids and offers some lovely views of Petaluma!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

For a backyard neighborhood park it's a gem.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011