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Volunteer docent leads visitors on a tour of Guide Dogs for the Blind's California campusGet directions to our campus at
350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903

Directions to GDB's California Campus from the North:

  • Exit U.S. 101 South at Freitas Parkway.
  • Go straight (the exit turns into Del Presidio Blvd.); at second stoplight (Las Gallinas Road) turn left.
  • Follow Las Gallinas Road around the Northgate Mall.
  • At the corner of Northgate Drive, Las Gallinas becomes Los Ranchitos Road.
  • Guide Dogs is the first driveway to the left after you've past the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Directions to GDB's California Campus from the South or East:

Option #1

  • From U.S. 101 North, take the North San Pedro Road exit, heading west.
  • The exit will loop back around under the freeway.
  • Where North San Pedro Road ends, turn right on Los Ranchitos Road.
  • GDB is about 3/4 mile down Los Ranchitos on the right.

Option #2

  • From U.S. 101 North take the Freitas Parkway exit.
  • Stay to the extreme right; the exit will merge onto Civic Center Drive.
  • Go right at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and the Merrydale overpass (it's the first stoplight after the exit).
  • Take a left turn at Las Gallinas Road (the stoplight at the bottom of the overpass).
  • Las Gallinas turns in to Los Ranchitos Road; Guide Dogs is the first driveway to the left after you've passed the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

From San Francisco International Airport:

  • From the airport, get on Highway 101 going north, for approximately 1/2 mile.
  • Take Highway 380 West to Highway 280 North.
  • Highway 280 North will eventually merge with Highway 1 (19th Avenue through San Francisco).
  • Highway 1 merges with Highway 101 at the Golden Gate Bridge; continue North to San Rafael.
  • From U.S. 101 (North) take the Freitas Parkway exit.
  • Stay to the extreme right; the exit will merge onto Civic Center Drive.
  • Go right at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and the Merrydale overpass (it's the first stoplight after the exit).
  • Take a left turn at Las Gallinas Road (the stoplight at the bottom of the overpass).
  • Las Gallinas turns in to Los Ranchitos Road; Guide Dogs is the first driveway to the left after you've passed the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

From Oakland International Airport:

  • Follow the airport and street signs to I-880 North.
  • Take 880 North to I-80 East.
  • From I-80 East take I-580 West.
  • 580 West will take you across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge. Once across the bridge, take U.S. 101 North.
  • From 101 take the Freitas Parkway exit.
  • Stay to the extreme right; the exit will merge onto Civic Center Drive.
  • Go right at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and the Merrydale overpass (it's the first stoplight after the exit).
  • Take a left turn at Las Gallinas Road (the stoplight at the bottom of the overpass).
  • Las Gallinas turns in to Los Ranchitos Road; Guide Dogs is the first driveway to the left after you've passed the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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