1.1 or 6.2 miles one-way, car shuttle possible, with options detailed below (plus 0.8 round-trip through Steamer Landing Park for 6.2 mile route);
From: Chileno Valley Road
To: Oxford Court in Petaluma
In Petaluma, the 7.2-mile Ridge Trail ventures through a rural regional park and many neighborhoods and parks, including downtown; it also follows both the Petaluma River and Lynch Creek for a stretch. Northeast of US 101, you have an opportunity to explore newer neighborhoods of Petaluma. There is a 1-mile gap between Helen Putnam and the city route. The city section is an excellent bike ride; however, in May 2017 the route lacked Ridge Trail signage. This is a temporary route until the planned route along the Petaluma River, Sholleberger Park, and Adobe Creek Trail can be finished.
Alternative 6.2 mile option in the City of Petaluma is from Sunnyslope Avenue to Casa Grande Road in Petaluma
Elevation Gain/Loss 170 feet/210 feet one-way
Elevation Gain/Loss 70 feet/50 feet one-way
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This trail description is excerpted from the 2019 Guidebook. For details on all trails, trailheads and more buy the book from Wilderness Press.
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