Situated just over an hour drive from Los Angeles sits Oak Glen—a scenic destination sitting right in the heart of Apple Country. With fresh fruit, cider, and homemade baked goods, we’ve rounded up the best orchards to visit for a day of fall fun and apple picking.
Family owned and operated, this historic apple farm is home to a 130-year-old heirloom apple orchard filled with rows of the delicious fruit for patrons to pick themselves. At this locale, you will find the unique Stayman-Winesap apple, which contains a thick skin to keep it fresh for longer than other varieties. 12131 S. Oak Glen Rd., 951-769-2083
As one of the largest orchards in the area, Riley’s Farm contains over 30 different varieties of apple—ensuring there’s a type to satisfy everyone’s apples cravings. After you’re done picking out your favorites, head to the on-site restaurant, The Hawk’s Head, or indulge in a cup of tea at the spot’s 18th century public house. 12261 S. Oak Glen Rd., 909-797-7534
Featuring trees that date back over 100 years, Willowbrook Apple Farm is as historic as it is stunning. Stroll through their orchard picking out delicious apples and be sure to check out their vintage tractors—perfect for a family photo op. Before you leave, make a visit to locale’s shop, which sells their must-have homemade cinnamon apple chips. 12099 S. Oak Glen Rd., 909-797-9484
You can’t visit Oak Glen without a trip to Oak Tree Village—a destination featuring bakeries, shops, an animal park, train rides, and much more. However, there’s nothing like visiting this spot during apple season when the Apple Shed is filled with mountain-fresh apples and cider. 38480 Oak Glen Rd., 909-797-4420
Home to over 8,000 heirloom fruit trees, Los Rios Rancho produces 32 different varieties of apples for patrons to pick throughout the season. From fuji and barkley romes to golden delicious and pippin, there’s an apple type for everyone at this sizeable orchard. 39611 S. Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa, 909-797-1005