Harbin Springs Road is a narrow, curving road with no shoulders and poor visibility. You may suddenly encounter cattle, deer, other wildlife, walkers, joggers or bicyclists, so please drive slowly and carefully.
NOTE: Driving through Napa Valley, the Lincoln Ave/CA-29 turnoff is in Calistoga, NOT the Lincoln Ave exit in Napa. Cellular service is often unreliable in Lake County, so your mobile phone may not be the best navigation device. Also, be aware that some onboard navigation systems have lead those driving through Cobb onto the unpaved Bogg Mountain Springs fire road. Do not attempt to access Harbin on this road. If you find yourself on an unpaved road on the way to Harbin, turn around.
From San Francisco via 101, Sonoma Co. & Santa Rosa
Click here for directions from Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.
From Oakland & East Bay via Napa Valley
If you wish to avoid the sometimes traffic-heavy I-29 through the Napa Valley, consider taking the backroad Silverado Trail route.
From Sacramento via Williams
Click here for the southern Napa Valley route.
From Highway 101 via Lakeport & 29
Click here for the backroad Cobb Mountain 175 route.
Be aware that some onboard navigation systems have lead those driving through Cobb onto the unpaved Bogg Mountain Springs fire road. Do not attempt to access Harbin on this road. If you find yourself on an unpaved road on the way to Harbin, turn around.
Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa is the closest commercial airport. Alaska Airlines now offers direct flights from Los Angeles, San Diego and Portland. Car rentals (approx. one-hour drive) or personal ride service to Harbin (see below) are available.
Oakland Airport (OAK) and Sacramento Airport (SMF) are both approximately two hours drive from Harbin, with the route from Sacramento via Williams being more rural. San Francisco Airport (SFO) is slightly further away, with the choice of Sonoma County or Napa Valley routes.
Arriving by shuttle, bus or ride service
Airport shuttle bus service between San Francisco Airport or Oakland Airport to Santa Rosa is offered daily by Sonoma County Airport Express. Call 800-327-2024 or 707-837-8700 for details.
Public transit bus service from multiple San Francisco and Marin County locations to Santa Rosa is offered by Golden Gate Transit.
Harbin Ride Sharing Board is at Yahoo! Groups, and can be used to find or post rides. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/harbinrideboard
Personal ride service from Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Airport (both approx. one hour from Harbin), or the bay area airports may be arranged for a fee with 48-hour advance notice. Contact Linda Miller (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) at 707-987-2994, ext. 107, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.