Driving Directions

Driving Directions

IONS in the Bay AreaEarthRise at IONS is located approximately 30 miles north of San Francisco, off of Highway 101, at the intersection of beautiful Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Getting Here

Our address is 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

DRIVING TO EARTHRISE
Google, MapQuest & GPS devices typically direct you to the EarthRise Center / Institute of Noetic Sciences entry gate as though that is your final destination. To finish your journey to EarthRise, pass through the gate and drive along the meadow until you come to the green road signs that direct you up the hill to the left.

If you look at Google driving directions you have the added benefit of real photographic images (at a dry time of year) that might be helpful.

Retreat Center Map

Driving Directions Southbound from Sonoma County

Hwy 101 Southbound from Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and points north:

  • Traveling South on US 101, take the “San Antonio Road/Silveira Ranch Road” Exit 467.
  • Turn RIGHT onto San Antonio Road at the stop sign at the top of the exit ramp.
  • Follow the San Antonio Frontage Road for approx 1.5 miles.  Turn LEFT at the “EarthRise / Institute of Noetic Sciences” sign.
  • After turning onto our property, drive ½ mile on the flat road (Burdell Drive)
  • Follow the road left and drive another ½ mile up the hill  (there are signs at the bottom of the hill pointing left to “EarthRise Retreat Center”)
  • At the top of the hill, look for the check-in signs for your group. Parking is to the right.

Driving Directions Northbound from San Francisco or the San Francisco International Airport

Hwy 101 Northbound from San Francisco and points south:

  • Travel North on 101 and take the San Antonio/Silveira Ranch Road Exit
  • From this exit turn left and continue on to the San Antonio Frontage Road for approx 2 miles.  Turn LEFT at the “EarthRise Center / Institute of Noetic Sciences” sign.
  • After turning onto our property, drive ½ mile on the flat road (Burdell Drive)
  • Follow the road left and drive another ½ mile up the hill  (there are signs at the bottom of the hill pointing left to “EarthRise Retreat Center”)
  • At the top of the hill please look for the check-in signs for your group. Parking is to the right.

Driving Directions from the East Bay/Oakland Airport

Take Highway I-580 W / I-80 E
Cross the Richmond Bridge (this route has tolls)
Merge onto US-101 N

Once you hit Highway 101 north you'll be joining northbound traffic from San Francisco. Please see the northbound directions above for the final part of your journey.