8 Things to do in Oak Glen

Get some fresh air and visit the scenic mountain town of Oak Glen! Here are some tips for where to visit, eat, hike, and more!


3/19/20234 min read

Snow Line Orchard is a slightly smaller and more relaxing area to visit and probably one of my favorite places in Oak Glen.

  • Famous for their Apple Cider Donuts!

  • The best place for Raspberry picking

  • Beautiful picnic areas

  • Winery and Cidery

  • Apple picking is NOT available here, but you can purchase them in the gift shop

  • Pack a picnic, there is only donuts and small snacks in the gift shop.

Oak Glen Preserve is funded by the Wildlife Conservancy and is free to visit.

  • The preserve is a beautiful hiking trail with picnic areas, a pond, and Children's Discovery Garden.

  • Rangers station with Junior Ranger Program and educational opportunities for children

  • Native botanical garden and wildflower viewing

  • Located next to Los Rios Ranch (BBQ food is sold here)

Los Rios is one of the more popular places to visit in Oak Glen. If you want more of the country vibes, this is the place to go. They offer so much throughout the year! Their main building was destroyed in a fire in 2020 but they are still open and currently working under a tent.

  • During the Fall they offer Apple and pumpkin picking, a corn maze, hay rides, and live bluegrass music

  • Farm Kitchen with BBQ food options

  • Country store that sells apple pie and other pastries, jams, apple butter, and cider.

  • Little Seedings ranch features barnyard animals to pet and feed, wagon rides, and other hands-on activities for kids.

  • See website for their list of events. Some include their Old West Days, Apple Butter Festival, Farm to Table Dinners, and school tours.

Oak Tree Mountain is the largest tourist area in Oak Glen, and the busiest. Especially during Apple Season! Famous for their mile high apple pies and home made Apple Cider!

  • They recently remodeled and I love the new looks!

  • Lots of local shops and artisans, including Apple Annies Bakery and Restaurant, and a candy shop to get those delicious caramel apples!

  • Petting zoo, train rides, a new children's playground, mining for gems, axe throwning, and more activities

  • Brand new Mountain Slide

  • "Common Ground Public House" sells food and drinks, (Think tacos, nachos, and hard apple cider).

  • The Mountain Outpost has a stage with live music and a beautiful seating area with colorful umbrellas. They also sell Shaved ice and hot dogs.

  • I love the "Inspiration Forest" There are beautiful signs around all the trees with words of positivity and inspiration.

  • Admission and parking are free, but most activities have a separate charge. The free activities include the playground, and lawn games like corn hole, a giant Jenga and connect four.

#5 Oak Glen Schoolhouse Museum

The Schoolhouse museum offers a look at a small school house that was built in 1927. The Museum is open only on weekends. But the best thing about this place is the playground! They have an adorable apple shed inspired playground, rock climbing wall, and small trail.

  • This place is not as well known, and therefore less busy (my favorite kind of places!)

  • Limited parking

  • Bathroom available on site

  • A cute little book exchange box on site. Take a book, and leave a book!

  • A small enclosed area for a "dog park"

  • A great spot for an outdoor birthday party in the cool mountain air.

  • If you walk about 20 feet down the road, you can visit and eat at Wilshire's Apple Shed

The very first roadside stand in Oak Glen

  • Serves AMAZING woodfire pizzas!

  • Specialty coffees, pastries, quiches, and more! (Homemade cinnamon rolls!)

  • Hard Cider tasting room on the weekends

  • An intimate outdoor area available for dining.

  • Live music available on some days.

  • Gift shop

  • Humidor with cigar patio

Take a step back into the 18th Century at Riley's Farm!

  • Hawks Head Restraunt and bakery (currently only offering window order service, but you can still sit in the Tavern to eat)

  • Personally, my favorite place to get Chicken pot pie in Oak Glen

  • On Saturday's they offer old world activities like candle making, corn husk dolls, tomahawk throwing, archery, and blacksmithing.

  • Make apple cider

  • Farm animals

  • A lot of U-Pick fruits based on the season, including apples, raspberries, peaches, cherries, and corn. (see website for dates)

  • Living History Field Trips (Colonial Farm life, Civil and Revolutionary War, and Gold Rush)

  • Dinner Shows (Sleepy Hollow, Christmas in the Colonies, Caroling, Mother and Fathers day events too)

Willowbrook is a much smaller family owned farm that is only open during apple season and for Summer Camp. Visitation is more limited, I honestly only visited here once for my child's field trip. The staff were extremely friendly and I loved the intimate feel of this farm.

  • Most events are offered during the Fall, including Wine tasting and smores.

  • Great for school field trips

  • Limited apple picking, view website for updates before visiting.