The Best Apple Orchards In Southern California


Fall is upon us and what better way to celebrate than to pick some of our very own apples?  And while much of So Cal doesn’t have the best weather for apples (we won’t complain about not having cold weather one bit) there are a couple places that still offer it!

And of course, we had to find them!

So, while it may be a bit of a trek – it will definitely create lasting memories for years to come with you and your family!

Click on an orchard below to find out more details!  Happy Picking!

Apple Orchards In Southern California

Oak Glen – (38480 oak glen rd oak glen, ca 92399) If you are going to take your family anywhere to go apple picking then Oak Glen is worth the drive! More than 5 miles of unique businesses make up this loop and it is open year-round!

DATES – Year Round

Willowbrooke Apple Farm (12099 S. Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen CA 92399) The small, family-owned apple farm is beautiful and cozy. The farm is decorated beautifully and a great stop for your apple-picking fancies!

DATES – Year Round

Riley’s Farm – (12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen CA 92399) As one of the most popular U-Pick farms in Southern California, Riley’s Farm offers tons of fruits to pick (if they are in season) as well as is a living history farm for those interested in colonial life.

DATES – Year Round

Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard– (12131 S. Oak Glen Rd. Oak Glen, CA 92399 ) Just miles away from the bustle of modern life,  Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard lies happily situated in Oak Glen, California. Enjoy meandering through our organic orchards, while picking peak ripened apples in the fresh mountain air.

DATES – Year Round

Los Rios Ranch – (39611 Oak Glen R. Yucaipa, CA 92399) Pick apples on this beautiful farm and then enjoy the many other amenities that Los Rios Ranch offers during this festive time of year.

DATES – Now through November

Volcan Valley Apple Farm – (1284 Julian Orchards Dr. Julian CA) This is a premium U-Pick orchard nestled between wineries, providing family fun with 8,000 trellis grown apple trees, offering 7 different apple varieties.

Apple Star Orchard – (1020 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian, CA 92036) With over 1,000 trees Apple Star Orchard is a perfect place to explore fall with your family!  There are plenty of places to park and you get to pick your own apples! UPDATE IT’S CURRENTLY CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN PURCHASE PRE-PACKAGED FRUIT.

DATES –  Pick up only

Top 5 Tips For Apple Picking In Southern California

  • The best time to go apple picking in Southern California is to go during the week. That’s because it’s less crowded than on weekends when everyone decides to go.
  • The weather at these apple farms can be unpredictable so bring layers to adjust accordingly. Also, bring some sunscreen!
  • Bring your own reusable bags to take home all your fresh apples that you’ve picked!
  • Bring some picnic items because you might find the perfect picnic spot to enjoy the scenes.
  • Buy some fresh apple pies if you can for a later feast – they actually freeze well!


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