Use the Bear Creek Road exit off Highway 17 coming from the north and Idylwild Rd coming from the south.

Detour to Lupin Lodge due to winter storm road damage on Old Santa Cruz Highway. Please see the map and directions below for detailed instructions

Alma Bride Detour

Driving Directions to Lupin Lodge

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Driving HIGHWAY 17 Southbound
Please use the Bear Creek Road exit off Highway 17 for safety when visiting Lupin! Idylwild Rd is an alternative, but requires an unprotected left turn across Highway 17 and is not advised.

  • From: Los Gatos, San Jose, San Francisco and greater Bay Area.
  • Take the Bear Creek Road exit from Hwy 17 (a sharp right turn off the freeway).
  • At the top of the exit, turn right to drive over the freeway. Once across the freeway, stop and turn left back onto Hwy 17 North.
  • Stay on rightmost lane and exit Alma Bridge Road.
  • Turn Left onto Aldercroft Heights Road and continue for approximately 6 miles until you come to a T-Section and make a left turn just past it at the address sign 20600.
  • Take this one-lane driveway road about 1/4 mile and you will arrive at the Lupin gate.

 

Driving HIGHWAY 17 Northbound

  • From: Santa Cruz
  • Traveling on Highway 17 North, turn right at the Idylwild Drive exit.
  • Drive on Idylwild about a 1/2 mile to Old Santa Cruz Highway. Stop and turn left.
  • About 100 yards turn right onto Aldercroft Heights Road and continue for approximately 1/2 mile until you come to a T-Section after the concrete bridge and make a right.
  • Turn left at the address sign 20600.
  • Take this one-lane driveway road about 1/4 mile and you will arrive at the Lupin gate.