Transportation & Directions

Due to recent storms, many roads to MMC are partially or fully closed.

The directions and maps below are only usable when HWY 152 is open, and it is not currently open. Until further notice, use these directions to reach the Center:

From US 101:

Take exit 347 for CA-129 toward Watsonville, and turn right onto CA-129 W
After about 9 miles, turn right onto Carlton Rd.
After about 3 miles, there is a stop sign at HWY 152/Hecker Pass/E. Lake Ave. Go straight as Carlton becomes Casserly Rd.
After about 2 miles, stay to the right to turn onto Mount Madonna Rd.
Follow Mt. Madonna Rd 4 miles up the hill to Summit Rd. and turn left at the stop sign.
Mount Madonna Center is a mile and a half on the left, 445 Summit Rd.

From Hwy 1: 

Take exit 427, Airport Blvd. in Watsonville
Turn left off the exit, and then turn left onto Airport Blvd. Drive 2.1 miles.
Airport Road becomes Holohan Road when it crosses Green Valley. Drive 1.5 miles on Holohan.
Turn left onto E. Lake Ave/Highway 152 E. Drive 5.5 miles.
Turn left onto Casserly Rd.
After about 2 miles, stay to the right to turn onto Mount Madonna Rd.
Follow Mt. Madonna Rd 4 miles up the hill to Summit Rd. and turn left at the stop sign.
Mount Madonna Center is a mile and a half on the left, 445 Summit Rd.

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From Points North on Highway 101
(San Jose, San Francisco)

  1. From Highway 101 south, take the Tennant Ave exit in Morgan Hill (about 25 miles south of San Jose Airport, or 60 miles south of San Francisco Airport).
  2. Turn right onto Tennant Ave. Drive 0.2 miles.
  3. Turn left onto Butterfield Dr. Drive 0.8 miles.
  4. Continue straight onto Watsonville Rd. Drive 7.3 miles
  5. Turn right onto CA-152 W/Hecker Pass Hwy. Continue up the mountain approximately 5 miles.
  6. At the top of the mountain, turn right into Mount Madonna County Park (Pole Line Road).
  7. Follow the yellow line through the park (2.2 miles). Do not pay the park entrance fee.
  8. When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight on Summit Road for 1.6 miles. 
  9. The Center is on the left at 445 Summit Road.

From Points South on Highway 101
(Salinas, San Luis Obispo)

  1. From Highway 101 north, take the Monterey Rd./Gilroy/US 101 Business exit (exit 355) in Gilroy (about 27 miles from Salinas, 150 miles from San Luis Obispo).
  2. Turn left onto Monterey Rd. Drive 1.2 miles.
  3. Turn left onto W 10th St. Drive 0.9 miles. 
  4. 10th St turns slightly right and becomes Uvas Pkwy/Uvas Park Drive. Drive 0.6 miles
  5. Turn right onto Wren Ave. Drive 0.9 miles
  6. Turn left onto CA-152 W/1st St/Hecker Pass Hwy. Continue up the mountain approximately 8.5 miles.
  7. At the top of the mountain, turn right into Mount Madonna County Park (Pole Line Road).
  8. Follow the yellow line through the park (2.2 miles). Do not pay the park entrance fee.
  9. When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight ahead on Summit Road for 1.6 miles.
  10. The Center is on the left at 445 Summit Road.

From Points North on Highway 1
(Santa Cruz, San Francisco)

  1. From Highway 1 south, take the Airport Blvd exit (exit 427) in Watsonville (about 15 miles from downtown Santa Cruz, and 90 miles from San Francisco).
  2. Turn left off the exit, and then turn left onto Airport Blvd. Drive 2.1 miles.
  3. Airport Road becomes Holohan Road when it crosses Green Valley. Drive 1.5 miles on Holohan.
  4. Turn left onto E. Lake Ave/Highway 152 E. Continue up the mountain approximately 6 miles.
  5. Just past the Mount Madonna Inn, at the top of the mountain, turn left into Mount Madonna County Park (Pole Line Road).
  6. Follow the yellow line through the park (2.2 miles). Do not pay the park entrance fee.
  7. When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight ahead on Summit Road for 1.6 miles. 
  8. The Center is on the left at 445 Summit Road.

From Points South on Highway 1
(Big Sur, Monterey, Carmel)

  1. Take Highway 1 north.
  2. Take the Green Valley exit (exit 426) in Watsonville (about 25 miles from Monterey).
  3. Turn right onto Green Valley. Drive 2 miles.
  4. Turn right onto Holohan Road. Drive 1.5 miles.
  5. Turn left onto E. Lake Drive/Highway 152 E. Continue straight, road becomes Hecker Pass Highway/Highway 152 E. Drive 6.3 miles.
  6. Just past the Mount Madonna Inn, at the top of the mountain, turn left into Mount Madonna County Park (Pole Line Road).
  7. Follow the yellow line through the park (2.2 miles). Do not pay the park entrance fee.
  8. When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight ahead on Summit Road for 1.6 miles.
  9. The Center is on the left at 445 Summit Road.