Apple season brings us fresh, crispy, and juicy apples which can easily be found in San Luis Obispo. Pie lovers will be in heaven able to pick their own apples for pies, mull apple cider, or enjoy a delicious treat. Your kitchen will soon be filled with these apples for all your plans, and your family can have a great time outdoors together while picking them.
These are our favorite U-pick farms in SLO and the surrounding areas that are worth a visit during the fall.
Gopher Glen Apple
- Address: 2899 See Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo CA
Gopher Glen Apple offers 12 different types of apples sold at 65 other fruit stands. Right now, you can grab Gravenstein, burgundy, gala, Tohoku, empire, and more apples that peak during different parts of the season. Besides apple picking, their on-location store sells apple crisp, hard cider, house-pressed fresh cider, and apple cider pops. Their hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
SLO Creek Farms
- Address: 6455 Monte Rd, San Luis Obispo CA
Over at SLO Creek Farms, you can explore a 40-acre orchard that offers delicious apples like Empire, Fuji, and Sundancers. Their farm uses no pesticides on the apples and has a community garden. Besides apples, make sure to try their apple brandy and hard cider, plus the caramel apples. Their hours are Monday through Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Avila Valley Barn
- Address: 560 Avila Beach Dr, San Luis Obispo CA
Avila Valley Barn has a farm, an orchard, and of course, a barn. Their small orchard holds around 20 trees and is perfect for snapping photos of your little one. The store located on the farm has a bakery and sweet shop where you can grab apple pie, strudels, iced apple cider, and caramel apples. They are open Monday-Sunday, 9 am to 6 pm.
Jack Creek Farms
- Address: 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton CA
Right outside of SLO is Jack Creek Farms, a cute little orchard perfect for apple picking. They offer a variety of apples like Gala and Gordon, plus there are other u-pick options like blackberries during the summer. Before you head home, make sure to grab some Olallieberry fudge for the ride or some dark wildflower honey. The farm is open Friday-Monday, 11 am to 4 pm.
Fall is the perfect time to go apple picking, and while San Luis Obispo might not seem like the prime apple picking destination, you’ll have so much fun exploring the orchards mentioned above. Make sure to snap a ton of photos and go early, so you have the prime choice of apples for picking.