Free Apple Hill Shuttle on weekends
El Dorado Transit will operate the free Apple Hill Shuttle every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 5-27. Parking for the shuttle services will be available at two locations; Schnell School in Placerville and the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station, just off Highway 50, on Eight Mile Road in Camino.
The Apple Hill Shuttle is an ideal way to visit some of El Dorado County’s most popular orchards, ranches, wineries and family attractions, during the peak of the harvest season, without the headaches of traffic and parking. Shuttle buses will depart every 15-20 minutes from both satellite parking lots and visitors can get on and off as many times as they like at any designated shuttle stops throughout Apple Hill. Coordinators will be available at the parking lots to supply visitors with maps and all the information needed to make the most of an Apple Hill visit.
Directions to the shuttle
From Folsom/Sacramento and points west: US Highway 50 East to Placerville, Exit No. 48 Schnell School Road and follow the signs.
From Lake Tahoe/Reno and points east: US Highway 50 West to Camino, Exit No. 54 Cedar Grove and follow the signs.
The Apple Hill Shuttle service is funded in part by a grant from the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District. The service is also sponsored by the Apple Hill Growers Association and operated by the El Dorado County Transit Authority (El Dorado Transit).
For more information on the Apple Hill Shuttle or any El Dorado Transit services call 530-642-5383 or visit wwweldoradotransit.com.
Free Shuttle Bus
The Apple Hill® Growers Association and El Dorado Transit are teaming up again this year to provide a free alternative to driving your car on the busiest harvest weekends. Two shuttle route options, RED route and GREEN route, are shown on the Apple Hill® Map and on the fold out map at the back of Cider Press.
- The RED route, serving western ranches, will offer parking and board passengers at Schnell School. Schnell School is accessed by Highway 50 at Exit #48 and signs from both east and west will direct drivers to the Schnell School parking lot.
- The GREEN route, serving eastern ranches, will offer parking and board passengers at the US Forest Service Ranger Station located at Eight Mile Rd. The Ranger Station is accessed by Highway 50 at Exit #54 and signs from both east and west will direct drivers to the Forest Service Ranger Station parking lot.
Riders may access BOTH western and eastern ranches by taking advantage of TRANSFER POINTS between the two routes. TRANSFER STOPS for both RED and GREEN routes are located at Rainbow Orchards on Saturdays and Sundays and at Larsen’s Apple Barn on Sundays only.
The shuttle will run on the following weekends, weather permitting: October 5th and 6th, October 12th and 13th, October 19th and 21st, and October 27th and 28th. The hours of operation are 10 AM to 5 PM (weather permitting). Buses are scheduled to arrive every 15-20 minutes.
The Apple Hill® Shuttle is sponsored in part by the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, El Dorado Transit, and the Apple Hill® Growers Association. The shuttle service is free and allows visitors to relax, enjoy the scenery, and “leave the driving to El Dorado Transit.”
Directions to the shuttle:
From Folsom/Sacramento and points west: U.S. Highway 50 East to Placerville, Exit 48 -Schnell School Road and follow the signs
From Lake Tahoe/Reno and points east: U.S. Highway 50 West to Camino, Exit 54 – Cedar Grove and follow the signs