Visit Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

All Aboard!

The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is a fun-filled excursion for the entire family, located only 10 minutes from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park off of Highway 41. The historic railroad offers train rides, gold panning, an on-site rail museum, and a fun gifts & collectibles store. Open April through November. Already a rider? Take our Customer Survey.

Atop the mountain, you can look into the past.

An exciting 4-mile railroad excursion located near the south gate of Yosemite National Park. Ride into history where powerful locomotives once hauled massive log trains through the Sierra Mountains. Where mighty lumberjacks felled the timber, and flumes carried lumber to the distant valley below. The Sierra National Forest’s majestic woods provide the backdrop for this narrow gauge journey back in time.

Ride the Train

Thrill to the sights and sounds of steam-powered railroading while you ride into history throughout some of Sierra National Forest’s most magnificent scenery

Special Events

Ride our Moonlight Special with a bonus BBQ and campfire songs & stories. A family favorite!

So Much to Do

In addition to the train rides, you can visit our Thornberry Museum, visit our gift shop, eat at our railroad café, and go panning for real gold!.

Pan for Gold

Relive the excitement of the old ’49ers at Gold Rush City–complete with gold panning sluice boxes and prospector’s cabin.