Skyline Chestnuts


Skyline Chestnuts

The chestnut season begins about halfway into October. Please check back for opening Day 2023.    

For morning visits, please make reservations, which go live each Monday for that week. General admission begins at Noon. Whenever the parking lot is full, you can make a curbside purchase or park elsewhere and hike in. Admission past the farmstand is closed once all available chestnuts have been gathered.  

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Parking Reservations

We only have room for 80 cars, so we use a parking reservation system to manage the morning arrivals. Make a reservation here. If reservations are full, you can just show up for General Admission which opens at Noon.

Reserving a parking spot to arrive before Noon is $5. It's free after 12pm.  

We are closed on Monday and Tuesday. Sunday afternoons we often close around 12:30pm because there is nothing left after the weekend crowd has gone through. For visits on Wednesday-Sunday, the farmstand opens at 9:30am. No admission past the farmstand after 3:30pm. We will stay open until Thanksgiving if there are still chestnuts available.

The Skyline Chestnuts orchard is atop the mountain above Palo Alto, CA. Find us on Skyline Blvd, 10 miles south of the crossroad of Skyline Blvd and Woodside Rd (Hwy 84). More directions are here: (directions & map)

(408) 202-9557

Skyline Chestnuts is a Gather-Your-Own Orchard

We strongly recommend wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes to protect you from the prickly burrs on the ground.

We have buckets and leather gloves for you to use while you're here. 

We accept cash and credit. In 2020, chestnuts were $8.50/pound. In 2021, because of the reduced crop size and increased labor costs, chestnuts were $10.50/lb. Pricing for 2023 will be posted when we open for the season.  

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