Plan Your Visit

Physical address: 1000 Hubbard Gulch Road, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Important Note: If you use a computer mapping program or a GPS device it may give you a route that takes you over small mountain roads such as Bear Creek Road, Bonny Doon Road, and Highway 35; they are scenic but slow moving and confusing, especially at night.  

Here at the Quaker Center we have hiking trails and a labyrinth open for you to visit. We ask that you sign in at the office before you go for a walk and be prepared for steep, forest terrain by wearing sturdy shoes with treads and seasonally appropriate layers of clothing. If you are visiting for the day, please do not enter the lodges or retreat cabins because they may be in use by programs and private rental groups. All pets must be kept on a leash and must be under your control during your entire visit.

From Ben Lomond: Go north on Highway 9 for about one half-mile from the center of Ben Lomond (Landmark: Ben Lomond Market on the corner). Continue past the Quality Inn on the left. Move into the center turn-lane to turn left onto Hubbard Gulch Road, which is just before Alba Road. There is a large wooden sign for Quaker Center on that corner. If you pass the Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter and Paul with the gold dome, turn around in the church parking lot because you have gone too far. There are small wooden signs for Quaker Center along the way up Hubbard Gulch Road. After one mile, you will arrive at Quaker Center. The large wooden sign with our address will have specific signs indicating which way to go to meet your group.

SHUTTLES that serve Ben Lomond from SJC or SFO:

  • Bluewater Sedans and Limos 800-734-4313, as if 5/1/19 their rates are per vehicle, varying according to the size of your group and whether it is a pick up from the airport or a drop off.
  • Coastal Express Transportation 831-818-5295, as of 5/1/19 the rates were (not including tip) $110 from SJC, and $165 from SFO, for up to 3 people.
  • Early Bird Airport Shuttle 831-462-3933, as of 8/12/15 the rates were (not including tip) $120 from SJC, and $140 from SFO, for up to 2 people.

(If you find that any of these rates have changed or the businesses no longer serve Ben Lomond, please kindly let us know so we can update this information).


The best bus schedule website to and from Ben Lomond is  Go to the website and click on Transit.  Scroll down to Riding the Bus and click on it. Then type Ben Lomond, CA and SJC or another destination into the Bus Trip Planner and click Plan My Bus Trip.  You can alter the time and date, click on Details, and print a detailed bus route schedule.  

In Ben Lomond: Get off at Highway 9 and Main Street, in front of Ace Hardware and walk (about 1.5 miles) north on Highway 9 and go up Hubbard Gulch Road following the signs to Quaker Center. If you are going to join a group that is renting one of Quaker Center’s facilities, please contact your group’s leader in advance to see about arranging for a ride to get here from the transit stop, or plan to walk north on Highway 9 and then go left to the top of Hubbard Gulch Road (about 1 mile).

Please respect your specified arrival time. Early arrivals and unscheduled visitors can impact another group’s program or an individual’s private retreat.

Click here for a local map. The only route to Quaker Center is on Hubbard Gulch Road from CA 9. Quaker Center is inaccessible from the west.