High Hill Ranch — Apple Hill
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: Free - no admission, but bring some money for the treats!
Parking: Yes - dirt lot, and when busy, in the orchard!
Features: Petting Zoo, Stroller Friendly, Snack Stand, Restrooms, Port-a-potty, Picnic Area, Handicap Accessible, Dog Friendly, Family Friendly, Changing Table
An apple lover's haven, High Hill Ranch will tickle taste buds with apple pies, apple cakes, homemade caramel apples, fresh apple donuts and fritters, ice cold apple juice and even award winning apple wine. Hamburgers, hot dogs, tri-tip sandwiches and steamy soup will help round out an afternoon of apple-y treats!
Children will beg to stay longer when they see that there are a number of things to do besides munch apples like a happy horse! During the weekends at High Hill, pony rides are offered, craft booths are set up and a human gyroscope is open for rides. A fishing pond is stocked with trout and always available to fish from. Each day of the season, a gift shop and craft fair is open for shopping enjoyment.
High Hill Ranch is a member of the Apple Hill Grower's Asscociation and is located conveniently off of Highway 50 and the Carson Road exit. Apple Hill Growers farms open on Labor Day and close on Christmas Eve.
Reviewed on 12/01/2010
Once Labor Day is on the horizon, it's all we can do not to jump in the birdievan, drive up the hill and gorge ourselves on freshly picked apples, freshly pressed apple juice, and freshly coated caramel apples with peanuts. Definitely worth the drive that it is, High Hill Ranch has the perfect mix of activities, keeping every member of the flock interested and excited.
The youngest kids will simply enjoy the wide open spaces and...more