Find The Best Farms for Apple Picking Near Los Angeles
There are plenty of places near Los Angeles where you can pick your own apples. Even better, many of these orchards and farms have other fun activities that go along with picking apples, such as eating apple-inspired food, pressing apple cider, going on hayrides, and more. If you want to get some fresh air while also enjoying a fun fall excursion with your family, these 14 apple-picking locations near Los Angeles are perfect for you.
Apple Season usually begins Labor Day weekend (September 4, 2023) and runs through Thanksgiving weekend (November 23, 2023). Some farms open for apple picking in October. The apple farms and orchards are about an hour to an hour and a half drive from Los Angeles.
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Here is a full list of farms and orchards that are best for Apple Picking in Fall 2023
39611 Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA 92399
Los Rios Rancho has a seasonal fruit-picking stand located across Oak Glen Road. From the stand, you can pick apples, berries, pumpkins, and nuts. They have U-Pick Apples and U-press Cider available this year starting Labor Day Weekend, which extends through Thanksgiving. You pick your own apples in the bags that the farm provides and pay for what you've picked. They also offer locally grown apples in the country store year-round.
You can get a tour around the orchards in a wagon pulled by horses or farm tractors. Some of the rides are guided and include interesting historical facts and information about how the farm functions. Join the farm on the weekends and holidays throughout the fall for live music on a small lawn in front of the bakery.
12261 South Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glenn, CA
Riley’s Farm is famous for its apples, and they’re proud to have one of the largest orchards in The Glen. They support a large assortment of apples, with over 30 varieties. They have trees that are over a hundred years old, planted by the original Oak Glen family. They specialize in “heirloom” apples, which are apples that have been all but forgotten until recently. They also grow pears, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, Ollalieberries, pumpkins, and a small crop of peaches. The farm is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Click here for a schedule of U-Pick.
Other activities at this farm are Revolutionary War Adventure, The Civil War Adventure, Gold Rush Adventure, Old Joe Homestead Tour, and Colonial Farm Life Adventure.
12099 South Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA 92399
Enjoy a day of apple picking in the country at this small family farm on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm. Willowbrook Apple Farm is only an hour and a half drive from Los Angeles and Orange County, where you can pick your own fresh, crisp Stayman Winesap apples, and make your own cider using an old-fashioned cider press. You can also visit the farm animals, and take pictures on vintage tractors. Fill your bag and pay a flat rate on your way out.
The farm also invites you to spend an evening around the bonfire, enjoying some laughter and making a memory that will last a lifetime. Their wine tasting and s’more events are held every Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm during the months of September and October.
12131 S. Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA 92399
Stone Soup Farm is home to a 130-year-old heirloom apple orchard and provides a unique u-picking experience. U-pick apple picking will begin the first weekend in October at this farm from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends. The farm provides apple bags at the introduction talk before picking begins. And you pay for what you pick. At the conclusion of picking, apples are weighed for purchase.
You can also enjoy cider pressing here. All u-pressing is by sign-up and on a first-come, first-served basis. Test your frontier skills at the tomahawk and archery range. A favorite with families with unlimited fun, which is included in your admission. Small children (0-3) are free.
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38480 Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA
Oak Tree Village has no apple picking, but you can enjoy the famous Apple Annie's Restaurant on-site with delicious apple pies, heart-warming meals; a candy shop; and many charming stores and shops. The Restaurant is open seven days a week. Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, don't forget to make a wish at the little wishing well while you visit.
39400 Oak Glen Rd.
Snow-Line doesn’t offer U-pick apples, but they have apples available for purchase from the end of August through the end of the apple season. And the original packing shed, historic cider mill, ancient chestnut tree, and beautiful picnic grounds make the perfect backdrop for your next family outing. They carry a broad selection of products, fresh apples and cider, u-pick- raspberries, cider mini donuts, artisan balsamic and oils, local honey, unique gifts, farm-made wine, and hard cider.
38561 Oak Glen Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Parrish Ranch produces many varieties that are unique to the area such as the Vasquez and Parkdale Beauty, as well as heritage and antique apples no longer commercially available, including Gravenstein and Pink Pearl. Also offered at the farm store is apple butter, syrups, and, of course, cider. While there, stop by at the Apple Dumplin restaurant on the site for some hearty farm fare. Open Friday through Monday from 9 am to 5 pm.
11993 S. Oak Glen Rd.
Yucaipa Ca 92399
U-Pick Apples open on Weekends on this farm from Labor Day weekend to Thanksgiving from 10 am to 5 pm. At Stone Pantry Orchard, you will receive a pickin' pole and a bag and you can pick your own apples, which are sold by the pound. You can also press your own cider, which is sold by the gallon and 1/2 gallon. At this farm, you can also enjoy Pears, Blackberries, Pumpkins, and Farm Tours. For more information about Apple Picking, or picking other fruit, please contact Stone Pantry Orchards.
19042 Cherry Lane
Tehachapi, Ca 93561
Knaus Apple Ranch is family owned and operated since 1970. They grow Red and Golden delicious apples. The apple-picking season starts in early September at Knaus Apple Ranch. You need to take your own bags or boxes for apple picking. Bring your family and friends and enjoy the apple-picking experience firsthand. Or if you prefer, the staff can pick ‘em for you. While you're there, visit the store for baked goodies, jams and jellies, butter, apple chips, gifts and crafts, apple peelers, and much, much more!!
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2345 See Canyon Rd.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Open daily from September through November from 10 am-5 pm, The Apple Stand is one of our favorite places for apple picking, but this place is 3 1/2 hours from Los Angeles, so you should make a trip out of it and stay in a nearby hotel. This season is always filled with apples, familiar faces, friends from all over the country, and practicing juggling. Take a picnic and, with your family, enjoy some of the finest and freshest organic produce on the Central Coast. Sip some cider, and laugh with the people you love. Depending on the time of season you go, there will be various apples. Some varieties include Golden Delicious, Red Gold, Fuji, Red Delicious, Pippin, Gala, and many others.
The cider is freshly pressed from the apples and has no sugar added to it. People drive from near and far to get a hold of it. During the Holidays, heat it up for some yummy hot cider. They also grow many different veggies that might make an appearance at the stand depending on what they decide to plant. Some of the veggies you might see include heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, kale, basil, shishito peppers, bell peppers, and others.
At this farm, you can also find many furry and feathery family members that live at the farm. Cats, dogs, and chickens will want to play with you and will sure give you some love.
6455 Monte Rd.,
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
SLO Creek Farms is a family-owned and operated certified organic apple orchard. Located off of San Luis Bay Dr and HWY 101, this is a 44-acre organic apple orchard with 40 acres of organic apple trees, and a 3-acre organic vegetable garden with organic herbs, honey, flowers, and more. They have a U-Pick apple stand located in the Garden Area which is located on Monte Rd.
You can enjoy picking your own fresh apples right off the tree, with your family and friends. All apples are organic, so you can enjoy eating them right off the trees. SLO Creek Farms in San Louis Obispo is Open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for U-Pick Apple Season from September through the end of November. Available for purchase at the farm stand, they also have hard cider tasting as well as the option for you to purchase a bottle and enjoy it while sitting in the grassy area. At this farm, you can also pick veggies, flowers, herbs, and pumpkins.
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1284 Julian Orchards Dr.
Julian, CA 92036
Volcan Valley Apple Farm opens mid-August until the apples are gone. Apple bags hold 6-7 lbs of delicious apples and are usually $12 per bag, (including admission)! Children 5 and under are free. They have seven varieties of apples, ripening sequentially through mid-September. Ripe rows will be marked with green flags.
4444 State Hwy 78
Julian/Wynola CA 92036
Enjoy apple picking at Julian Farm and Orchard during the apple season beginning Sept. 19-20. They also open the pumpkin patch starting in mid-September. They also will have a seasonal farm store called "The Farmer's Wife" featuring Gina's farmhouse and vintage decor, homemade candles, potpourri, goat's milk soap, and all things country.
Other activities at Julian Farm and Orchard are Gem Sluicing, Gold Panning, Tomahawk Throwing, Dig Pit, Mine Tunnel train ride, Ax throwing, and Shopping the general store. Please check the details with Julian Farm and Orchard before you go. You can also rent a cabin at the Farm.
1020 Julian Orchard Drive,
Julian, CA 92036
Apple Starr Orchard parcels cover approximately 28 acres of which 8 acres are planted with apples and pears. Parts of the land were earlier used as a milk dairy. The old barn was constructed in the early 1900s. There are approximately 1000 trees with their numbers balanced between apples and pears. The trees range in age from 20 to 70 years and the majority have low branches that children can access. They only use certified organic products here. Several red wagons are available for small children; families may enjoy bringing strollers and wagons. The picking bag (one peck/12 lbs) is $25. Each additional bag per family is $15. The available apples are Granny, Jonagold, Roma, Arkansas Black, Red Delicious, and Wealthy.
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Apple Picking Tips:
When is the best time for apple picking? For the most part, September to early October is the prime picking season.
Which apples are the best for picking? Apples on the outer branches ripen first, so work your way in as the season progresses.
How to pick an apple? To properly pick an apple, roll the apple upward off the branch and give a little twist. You’ll know the apple is ripe if the stem is easily removed from the spur of the branch. Don’t pull the apple straight away from the tree, and never shake the branches.
What apples are grown in California?
King of Tompkins County
Favorite Restaurants in Oak Glen With Apple Dishes:
38490 Oak Glen Rd.
Yucaipa, CA 92399
38561 Oak Glen Rd Yucaipa, CA 92399
39062 Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA 92399
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We highly recommend wearing closed-toe shoes when you visit the farms to avoid getting bitten by fire ants. Please also double-check the dates before you go.
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