Distance: 9 mi
Elevation Gain: 500 ft
Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
BART Coverage: 6 mii
IMPORTANT: Hike starts at 11am. On Highway 101, take the Lakeview exit going west. Turn left on E Washington, left onto Petaluma Blvd N, right on Western Ave and left on Chileno Valley Rd. It will be 0.8 mi on your left. There is a parking fee of $7, so carpooling is a good idea.
Map below shows A as where we park and B as where we will shuttle to.
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This is mostly an urban hike with 2 mi in the Helen Putnam Regional Park. We will park and meet at the Helen Putnam Regional Park and shuttle to the Petaluma Adobe Historical State Park. There, we will spend some time visiting the Petaluma Adobe before walking back through downtown Petaluma and then heading back to where we parked. We will spend about an hour and a half in downtown Petaluma.
There are two activities to choose from. The first is the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. They are having an exhibit on the Korean War. The admission is $3. Here's a link to the museum webpage. The alternative is to visit the Sonoma Valley Portworks where you can learn the history of port and how it is made. There is a tasting room. Please indicate in your RSVP if you are interested and I'll try to make reservations. Here's a link to the Portworks webpage.
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Optional After Hike Event
Dempsey's Restaurant and Bar
50 E. Washington Street, Petaluma, CA
It's at the back of the Golden Eagle Shopping Center