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Best trails in Petaluma

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Looking for a great trail near Petaluma, California? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Mount Tamalpais State Park or Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve or Lafayette Reservoir Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Petaluma ranging from 1.5 to 4.2 miles and from 9 to 554 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Petaluma
Top trails (9)
#1 - Helen Putnam Outer Loop
Helen Putnam Regional Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
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 SouthShow more
#2 - Shollenberger Park Loop
Shollenberger Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Shollenberger Park Loop is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optiShow more
#3 - Helen Putnam Inner Loop
Helen Putnam Regional Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 47 m
Helen Putnam Inner Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#4 - Helen Putnam Northern Loop
Helen Putnam Regional Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Helen Putnam Northern Loop is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#5 - Causeway, Pond, and Historic Lakeville Road Trails Loop
Tolay Lake Regional Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Causeway, Pond, and Historic Lakeville Road Trails Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The traiShow more
#6 - 3-Bridges Vista Point via Causeway and East Ridge Trail
Tolay Lake Regional Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
This is an excellent hike around the headwaters of Tolay Creek in the southern Sonoma Mountains. The high hills of the park are contrasted against the vast meadows and old forests. With great views ofShow more
#7 - Lake Senegal Yeaton Trail
Petaluma, California
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
Lake Senegal Yeaton Trail is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarilyShow more
#8 - Ridge Trail, Arroyo Trail, and Yarrow Trail Loop
Helen Putnam Regional Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
Ridge Trail, Arroyo Trail, and Yarrow Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Petaluma, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels.Show more
#9 - Ellis Creek Pond Loop [CLOSED]
Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 36 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19.Show more