Ridge and Panorama Trail Loop

EASY 14 reviews

Ridge and Panorama Trail Loop is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California 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
341 feet

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.

2 months ago

Lots of options and most of the trails are smooth. However, if you are taking the Panorama Trail, that is a steep, and kind of trecheous, hill. I would not rank that section as "easy." The rest of that trail was fantastic and I did some of the attached loops on my way around.

2 months ago

10 months ago

11 months ago

trail running
Monday, February 01, 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

cross country skiing
Saturday, June 27, 2015

It's was a beautiful day and a fun hike

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013