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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad at California

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

56001 California 41, Fish Camp, California, 93623
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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Take a fun four-mile railroad journey through the majestic woods of the Sierra National Forest. Ride into history on the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, a powerful steam locomotive that once carried log and timber through the mountains and valley in the early 1900's. Located four miles from the entrance of Yosemite National Park, the historic railroad offers adventures on the Logger Steam Trains and the Moonlight Special, a journey under the stars with dining, music and historic tales. Check out the bookstore, gift shop and Thornberry Museum at the station.

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Price

  • Logger Steam Train - Adult $19 & Children $9.50
  • Moonlight Special - $49 and $24.50

Events

  • Moonlight Special
  • Moonlight Melodrama
  • Field Trips

Activities

  • Historic Train Rides
  • Sightseeing
  • Gold Panning
  • Dining & Shopping
  • Group Excursions

Tours & Moonlight Special

Enjoy four-hour tours on historic steam trains through the beautiful Sierra National Forest with guided narration by the conductor about the locomotive’s logger history. Enjoy the Moonlight Special, an evening excursion on the Logger Steam Train with a steak dinner, music and stories about the shays that ruled the woods. Hear the chug of the train on your trip under the stars and sing around a campfire when you stop in Lewis Creek Canyon. The Moonlight Special runs Saturday and Wednesday nights in summer.

Gold Panning

Pan for gold in the Sierra Nevada’s hills and mountains. Kids love learning how to pan for gold by the friendly prospector and you can keep what you find. Tour the Thornberry Museum for a look at logging camp life at the turn of the century or visit the gift shop and bookstore at the station.

FAQs

  • How long is the train ride?

    The train ride is a one-hour narrated excursion through the beautiful Sierra National Forest. Travel over four miles on the historic Madera Sugar Pine Railroad and hear the conductor tell the history of the line and talk about the native trees and wildlife. Dogs ride free!
  • What type of trains do you travel on?

    Hop aboard two historic-geared steam locomotives, called Shays, once used by the Westside Lumber Company in Tuolumne. The oil-burning locomotives were built in 1928 and 1913 and take passengers on an adventure through the high-country. Located on Highway 41, the railroad is 15 minutes from Oakhurst and four miles from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park.

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