Inland Empire Apple Picking Guide


Apple orchards throughout the Inland Empire celebrate their harvests each fall with a variety of special apple picking adventures. Start a new tradition with your family exploring the Inland Empire's apple orchards, or come back to revisit your favorite places.

The orchards tucked along the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains may be relatively small in number, but they're big on quantity. Each carries a large variety, including Heirloom, Vasquez, Park Dale Beauty, Gala, Gravenstein and Roman Beauty apples. Picking season usually occurs between September through November, depending on the orchard and that season’s crop. Each apple farm has its own set of fun activities, including apple picking, hayrides, demonstrations and crafts. Don’t forget to pick up a fresh apple pie or some apple cider while you're there.

Oak Glen also has several ranches and orchards that prefer that you purchase their already-picked home-grown apples, while otehrs let you pick them yourself.


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Law's Oak Glen Complex

Snow-Line Orchard

Moms Country Orchards

Oak Tree Village

Parrish Pioneer Ranch

Parrish Pioneer Ranch

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Be mindful to select firm apples that are free from bruises. The farmer guiding the picking should be able to assist you in finding the best apples on the tree. Apples picked from the outside branches tend to ripen first. Roll the apple upward off the branch, and give it a twist.

Riley's Farm

Riley's at Los Rios Rancho

Riley’s Apple Farm

Riley's Stone Soup Farm

Willowbrook Apple Farm

Riley's at Los Rios Ranch

Photo Credit: @Riley's at Los Rios Ranch, Facebook


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