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 US Forest Service Ranger Station at 4260 Eight Mile Road in Camino, CA. Due to traffic concerns, please access this parking via Highway 50 at Exit #54. Signs from both east and west will direct drivers to the parking area.
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 12th & 13th, October 19th & 20th … and October 26th & 27th. 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