Family Guide to Apple Hill

    Near the Sierra foothill town of Placerville, just off the beaten path between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe is Apple Hill.

    Apple Hill is a great family destination for a day trip from the Bay! We have put together our top picks of what Apple Hill has to offer – including where to stop for the best apple cider donuts and pies. Warning: this guide comes with the temptation of warm, addictive apple treats!

    Don’t forget to check out our community calendar of events happening around the Bay in the Fall, and you can even add your own public events to the calendar.

    Have an Apple-solutely Fun Time!


    Rainbow Orchards

    2569 Larsen Drive, Camino, CA 95709
    9 AM – 5 PM Sept 3-5 and Sept 10-Nov 5
    9 AM – 4 PM Nov 6 – Nov 27 (closed Thanksgiving), Dec 3,4

    Home of the world-famous HOT APPLE CIDER DONUTS! They have apple pies, cobblers, crisps, tarts, jams, butter, syrups, vinegar, and caramel apples. Homemade Corn Dogs. Fresh Cider Mill. Hard Cider. Weekends Tri-Tip BBQ, and Wine/Hard Cider tasting. Grassy Orchard Picnic/Play Area.

    Joan’s Apple Bakery at Delfino Farms

    3205 North Canyon Rd. BLDG 2, Camino, CA 95709
    Open from September- November
    Friday – Monday 10 AM – 5 PM

    Famous for their pies… our mouths are watering already! This bakery is the main attraction; you can preorder pies on their website as well. Located at Edino Vinyards.

    Grandpa’s Cellar

    2360 Cable Rd. Camino, CA 95709
    Open September 3rd – November 27th
    Thursday – Monday 9 AM – 4 PM

    Enjoy their delicious baked goods under their 100-year-old apple trees. They also offer gluten-free baked treats, jams, jellies, and more. New this season: they’re offering coffee flights. Delish!

    Apple Ridge Farm

    1800 Larsen Drive, Camino CA 95709
    Pumpkin Patch Open September 26th
    Weekdays 10 AM – 5 PM, Weekends 9 AM – 6 PM

    Bakery, Dining, Apple Barn, Country Store, Gem Mining, Butterfly Walk, Pumpkin Patch, Kids Maze, Santa Visits in November (27, 28, and 29th)

    Abel’s Apple Acres

    2345 Carson Rd. Placerville, CA 95667
    Open 9/4 – 12/24
    Mining Adventure and Maze Weekends Only:11 AM – 4 PM

    Bakery, BBQ, Maze, Horse and Pony Rides, Pantry and Goods to Purchase, and Craft Fairs

    High Hill Ranch

    2901 High Hill Rd, Placerville, CA 95667
    Open Daily 9 AM – 5 PM, Weekends 8 AM – 6 PM

    Features: Apple Donuts, Apple Pies, and Ciders
    Apple Picking, Trout Pond Fishing, Tractor Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Wine Tasting, Guided Tours, and Craft Fairs

    Boa Vista Orchards

    2952 Carson Rd. Placerville, CA 95667
    Pumpkin Patch Opens 9/10 – Halloween 10/31
    Farm: 7:30 AM – 6 PM
    Patch: 8 AM – 5 PM
    Bakery: 8 AM – 5 PM
    Lunch: 11 AM – 4 PM
    Train: 9 AM – 5 PM Weekends Only 

    Free Parking
    Pumpkin Patch, Bakery (Apple Donuts, Homemade Pies, and more), Train Rides, BBQ/Grill, Wine Tasting, Ciders, and Arts and Craft Show (9/10-11/13)

    Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm

    1415 Pumpkin Lane, Wheatland, CA 95692
    Fall Season Open 9/10 – 11/6
    September 10th- September 22nd
    Mon-Thur 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Fri, Sat & Sun 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    September 23rd through October 30th
    Sun – Thurs 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Fri & Sat 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Halloween through November 6th 9:00 Am – 5:00 PM

    Famous Apple Pumpkin Muffins, Petting Zoo, Corn Dogs, Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Carousel, Train, Zipline, Sunflower Stroll, and more rides! Tickets can be purchased for all attractions

    Fudge Factory Farm

    2860 High Hill Rd, Placerville, CA 95667
    Open September through November
    September-November: 7 days a week 9 am-5 pm
    November 1-December: Weekdays 10 AM – 5 PM, Weekends 9 AM – 5 PM
    December 1: Fridays 10 AM- 4 PM, Weekends 9 AM-5 PM

    Alpaca Farm, Organic Farm with Fresh Produce, Pumpkins, Handmade Chocolates and Confections, Estate Grown Wines. Candy Apples, Fresh Bakery, Jams and Jellies, Soft Serve

    O’halloran’s Apple Trail Ranch

    2261 Cable Rd, Camino, CA 95667
    RANCH DATES Sept. 3 through Dec. 11
    Daily 9 AM – 5 PM
    CHRISTMAS TREE SALES Saturday, Nov. 21 until sold out
    Tree area closes at 4:30 PM

    Apples, Pears, Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Trees, Picnic Area, Nature Trail, Apple Cider, Apple Butter, Applesauce, and more

    Larsen’s Apple Barn

    2461 Larsen Rd, Camino CA 95709
    Sun. – Fri. from Labor Day through the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Closed Saturdays.
    Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
    Museum Hours: Sunday – Friday 10 AM to 4 PM

    Bakeshop, Deli and Food, Family Park, Apple Hill Museum
    2022 UPDATE: A late freeze nearly wiped out our fruit crop this season.  Fortunately, juice will still be available and the bakeshop will be open.

    Hwy 50 Brewery

    3544 Carson Rd #20, Camino CA 95709
    Sunday – Thursday Open 12 PM – 8 PM
    Friday and Saturday Open 11 AM – 9 PM

    This brewery is known for its delicious food and outdoor seating in a family-friendly atmosphere. Beautiful views from the patio, live music, and homemade pizza make this a great stop while visiting Apple Hill.

    24 Carrot Farm

    2731 Jacquier Rd. Placerville, CA 95667

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    Fall Favorites: Apple Butter, Baked Potato, Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Fall Favorites: Apple Butter, Baked Potato, Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
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    Mischief Managed! Making Caramel Apple Slices with Mom
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    Unscented Plastic Free Laundry Pods by AspenClean,

    Yipes! Face & Hand Wipes for Kids

    Treetop FAVs Immunity Fruit Pouces

    Mercurii Baby Organic Play Mat

    BEE and You Kids Water Resistant 100% Natural Mineral Sunscreen

    BEE and You UV Clear Facial Sunscreen

    Mabel’s Labels Water Bottle Band

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