Map and Directions

Mount Madonna

491 Summit Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, United States

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Mount Madonna School is located at the following address:

491 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
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MMC and MMS have a “no dogs” policy for guests and patrons. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please note that Hwy. 152 is the best way to get to the summit of Mount Madonna. Some GPS or map systems might advise an alternate route (Mount Madonna Road), but this road is unpaved on the Gilroy side of the mountain and is a winding road on the Watsonville side of the mountain.

Directions to MMS

From Highway 101:
  • Take Highway 152 west at Gilroy.
  • Go through Gilroy, remaining on Highway 152, and continue up the mountain approximately 10 miles.
  • At the top of the mountain, just past the 15 mph curve, turn right into Mount Madonna County Park (Pole Line Road).
  • Follow the yellow line through the park (2.2 miles). Do not pay the park entrance fee. When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight ahead on Summit Road for 1.5 miles (Pole Line Road becomes Summit Road).
  • Mount Madonna School is on the left at 491 Summit Road.
From Points North on Highway 1:
  • Take Highway 1 to the Airport Boulevard exit in Watsonville.
  • Turn left (cross the freeway) at the top of the off-ramp.
  • Go approximately 3 miles on Airport Boulevard (which will change its name to Holohan Road when it crosses Green Valley), and continue until you reach Highway 152. Turn left (East) onto Highway 152.
  • Just past the Mount Madonna Inn, at the top of the mountain, turn left into Mount Madonna County Park (Pole Line Road).
  • Follow the yellow line through the park (2.2 miles). Do not pay the park entrance fee.
  • When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight ahead on Summit Road for 1.5 miles (Pole Line Road becomes Summit Road).
  • Mount Madonna School is on the left at 491 Summit Road.
From Points South on Highway 1:
  • In Watsonville, take the Green Valley exit, and turn right on Green Valley.
  • Take Green Valley east to the intersection with Airport Boulevard (to the left) and Holohan Road (to the right).
  • Turn right onto Holohan Road and continue to Highway 152. Turn left (East) onto Highway 152. Just past the Mount Madonna Inn, at the top of the mountain, turn left into Mount Madonna County Park (Pole Line Road).
  • Follow the yellow line through the park. Do not pay the park entrance fee.
  • When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight ahead on Summit Road for 1.5 miles (Pole Line Road becomes Summit Road).
  • Mount Madonna School is on the left at 491 Summit Road.

Directions to Hawks Nest Gym at MMS

For directions to the Gym, follow the appropriate directions to the MMS (listed above). Once you enter Mount Madonna County Park, use the directions below to take your directly to the gym.

  • Follow the yellow line through the park. Do not pay the park entrance fee.
  • When you come to the stop sign at the end of the park, continue straight ahead on Summit Road for 1.25 miles (Pole Line Road becomes Summit Road).
  • The entrance to the School’s gymnasium is on the left at 445 Summit Road (the entrance has a wooden “Mount Madonna Center” sign; there will also be a “MMS Gym” sign posted).
  • Follow the road down the hill, approximately 1/2 to 3/4 mile – you will pass a lake (on your right), and several buildings (both sides). Keep going. The gym – a large metal building – will be on your right, below the road. There is a “Hawks Nest” sign above the gym entrance doors.
  • Parking is available along the road (above the gym) and near the tennis court and sand volleyball court just north of the gym (below the main entrance road).