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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