Yucaipa, California

Yucaipa California is a small rural town of about 50,000 people.

It’s located at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains in the Inland Empire, Southern California. Winter weather is beautiful and smog free.


City of Yucaipa Website

Yucaipa Performing Arts Center

Oak Glen CA, Snow and Apple Cider

Yucaipa and Nearby Places to Visit

Yucaipa Weather – Current

California’s 42nd State Assembly District – as of 2023

California’s 8th Congressional District

Yucaipa Demographics Link

Snow on the OleandersMake Your Voice Heard – write many of your political representatives.

Yucaipa California is a town with an interesting history, nestled at the base of the San Bernardino Southern California mountains. Below is some information about great local sites to visit, and more.

San Gorgonio Mountains

San Gorgonio Mountains

From the most top part of Yucaipa, you can make a loop through the mountains, by taking Wildwood Canyon Road or Oak Glen Road. Fall is a wonderful time to visit the gift shops and restaurants. Snow-Line Orchards is one of the apple/raspberry orchards to visit.

Los Rios Rancho
Los Rios Rancho

Visit Snow-Line Orchard in Oak Glen, California for Apple Cider, Raspberry Picking, and Fresh Apple Cider Mini Donuts.  A friend told me about this family fun and family owned nearby apple and raspberry orchard.

Snow-Line Orchard is open daily 9am – 5pm, only during apple season, from September through November. The week before Thanksgiving is a great time to come. Sample the apple pies and apple cider donuts.

Next year I look forward to attending the Annual Apple Butter Festival featuring the cider donut toss and cider tasting contests. Checkout the Oak Glen Apples Growers website for more information. www.oakglen.net Enjoy!

Every time it snows in the San Bernardino Mountains near Yucaipa, Ca., we jump in the car and make a small day trip to Oak Glen. Included above are some pictures of the places we visit on these fun occasions. It’s like driving into a winter picture, without any of the drawbacks of living in the snow.

Personal Notes and Observations:

Yucaipa is a conservative town, I would say, with lots of retired people chosing to live here because most of the hustle and bustle is left behind. At last count, there were 40 mobile home parks in Yucaipa, offering inexpensive living for retired seniors.

I found Yucaipa because, when I was living in Riverside, I would ride my horses here, at the Wildwood Canyon State Park. The ride is strenuous, right up the mountains, and the horses must be prepared to make this trip. Mine were.

Another close by horseback riding location is the San Gorgonio Mountains. This is a wilderness ride to about 10,000 feet, which I believe is the highest mountain location nearby. Careful, there are two paths to ride or walk to the top of the mountain. If you see the airplane, melted into the side of the mountain, you have taken the most dangerous path, with shear drop-offs on the canyon side.

Generally held in June, Beaumont, another local city, offers the Beaumont Cherry Valley Festival. In 2023 it will be the 103rd such festival. The celebration goes on for 4 days. They do sell tickets, available closer to the event time, and can be purchased on line.

A new addition to Yucaipa’s entertainment, is the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center. Several types of classes are offered, as well as performances by local talent, and professional entertainers.

Some of the classes include Acting Classes, Art and Music and Voice. Please check the link about to peruse all the available entertainment and classes.

In addition, please check out the link above to Yucaipa Places to Visit, and have yourself a lovely time in nature. by Judy

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