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Helen Putnam State Park

Average Rating:    (3.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

After a steep but short climb on a paved road, you'll find a plethera of windy singletrack trails leading all around the park. Well maintained, but watch out for hikers.
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Latitude
38.21741325714076
Longitude
-122.65823364257812
Trail Directions
Take Hwy 101 to Washington Street exit. Left onto Washington, left at Petaluma Blvd. Right on D Street. Follow out of town to Victoria housing develpement. Top of the hill.
Trail Length
A total of about 6 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Petaluma
State/Territory/Province
California
Zip/Postal Code
94952
Country
United States
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Reviews 1 - 5 (16 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
September 7, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: rdhowson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is a pretty wheenie ride. If you live in Petaluma, it is close by. You could ride a road bike on just about all of it. Excellent for a beginner. There are some challenges, but Helen Putnam Park is just too small for a good ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anadel, Tam, Tamarancho, or China Camp. All excellent rides



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Review Date
February 3, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: P-Town Rider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
True not much here for the advanced cyclist, or for the one who likes a long ride, but if you live in Petaluma, and you like to ride well then there ya go. The trails are mostly flat and fairly smooth, it is quite lovely here great views of Petaluma and its surrounding countryside. But not enough to draw someone here from outside of town unless you are already coming to town.

Recommended Route:
Personally I like Panorama, then down from the Victoria heights side toward the pond where it meets up with Arroyo trail but the one before Arroyo, and then to head back home I take the trail that leads down the side opposite of Arroyo back to Victoria heights, careful there is a washed out section of trail with dual 2 foot drops that salts the game pretty bad and makes clipless pedals less fun, as at least I have to unclick jump in , climb out and get rollin again.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Annadel all the way, or China Camp if you are in San Rafael, Rush Creek in Novato for some really laid back spinning and bird watching, Mt. Burdell is pointless.



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Review Date
June 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

Visitors rate this review
3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: David , from Petaluma

Summary:
Unless you are a novice, this place will suck. There are no climbs long enough to wind you, no trail steep enough to have fun, no drop big enough to be worth your time. Save your self the time by just going to Annadel. You can actually put in a good ride without hitting the same trail 5 times in a row.

Recommended Route:
None, it's good for shakedown runs on a new bike, bu not much more

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Annadel, China Camp, Tamm... anything that requires some level of skill.



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Review Date
April 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Petaluma

Summary:
it has good rolling hills and a nice drop off. There are not to many advanced trails. A good place for beginers. I personally like this trail it is one of my favorites even know i am an expierenced rider.

Recommended Route:
take teh south trail loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
go to novato, and santa rosa for better trails.



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Review Date
January 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Paul , from Petaluma

Summary:
it is a reallygood down hill wiht a little up hill but a fast trial really small thow lots of logs

Recommended Route:
south loop trial



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