El Dorado Orchards has been a favorite attraction of our tots for three years now. The train ride is one of our annual stops and this year was no exception. We usually visit this farm on our way out of Apple Hill. It is a quick stop with lots of parking and a perfect last activity before heading home for naps. The train costs $3.50 and the ticket booth takes cash and credit. The ride takes about five minutes and makes a lazy loop around a scenic pond, through apple orchards and berries.
The farm offers visitors craft booths, food, apples, juice, baked goods and picnic tables. This year they featured Boa Vista apples, juices, dougnuts and bakery selections and caramel apples. Boa Vista apples are some of our favorite so we purchased juice and caramel apples this trip.
The train runs Friday through Sunday 9:00 am-5:00 pm during apple season. Parking is located on the side of the farm and is a dirt parking lot. Restrooms without running water are available. Picnic tables both shaded and unshaded are available for visitors.
El Dorado Orchards is located at 2881 N Canyon Rd in Camino, CA and is open during apple season Friday-Sunday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.