All Aboard!

Dear Guests,

In response to the State of California’s request to shelter in place, we are CLOSED for business until further notice. As our country is working together to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, we will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Our online ticket window is still open and you are welcome to purchase a gift card for a future travel date.

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our guests and employees. We are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization and are constantly monitoring the situation and information disseminated by our local health officials and our tourism partners.

Our corporate and management teams have been meeting regularly to monitor this dynamic situation and we pledge to keep communicating with you and keeping you updated.

We are especially grateful during this difficult time for your loyalty and concern. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future should your travel plans bring you back to the mountains.

Stay safe!
Heidi & Michelle Stauffer

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 October.

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.