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YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN
SUGAR PINE RAILROAD

Scenic Train Rides Through The Sierra National Forest

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ALL ABOARD!


"THE LOGGER" TRAIN RIDE

1 HOUR • AGES 3+

Come enjoy the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and learn the area’s amazing history with a 1-hour tour narrated by our conductors! Boxed lunches are available!

OUR MOST POPULAR TRAIN RIDE!
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HALLOWEEN LIMITED

3 HOURS • AGES 3+

Looking for a fun and spooky train ride? Come aboard our Halloween railroad adventure! Goody bags are provided for all costumed guests! Trick or treating is offered in our shops.

ABOUT YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD


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 and collectibles store. Our mission is to inspire learning and fun while experiencing our passion for local history! Open April through November.

ATOP THE MOUNTAIN, YOU CAN LOOK INTO THE PAST!

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.

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RIDE THE TRAIN

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

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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.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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

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PAN FOR GOLD

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

DOGS ARE ALLOWED IF THEY ARE WELL-BEHAVED AND ON A LEASH.

GUESTS LOVE OUR TRAIN RIDES!

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Fun for all!

Such a fun, beautiful, and educational experience! Our guide, Mike, gave great information on the first half of the ride and had a great personality and sense of humor. About 20 minutes in there is a stopping point where you can wander around and enjoy nature for a bit (it had just snowed which was awesome!). After getting back on the train, you loop around and continue the ride. We had so much fun and can’t wait to do it again.

– Danielle H. | TripAdvisor
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Fun RR excusion!

Rode both steam excursion train and took the rail car ride. Both excellent with Conductor Mike. On the rail car ride Mike skipped the narration we had just heard and instead we had a "train geek" discussion of the track, etc. I highly recommend this for railroad enthusiasts, history buffs, logging industry enthusiasts, nature lovers, etc. A good time fro anyone.

– Tom F. | TripAdvisor
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
A great trip!

We had an excellent day. The ride was beautiful and comfortable. The explanations of the mechanics and history of the Shay Locomotive was fascinating. The stories of the loggers and the history of the area were interesting and informative. My son panned for gold and the "miner" who coached him through it was friendly and a great teacher and entertainer. Everyone was polite and helpful and that contributed to our great visit to the beautiful Yosemite area.

– Robert H. | TripAdvisor
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Take the Moonlight Special!

My family and I had a great time at the Moonlight Special dinner and train ride. It is a great family atmosphere, the food was very good and the entertainment was a lot of fun. The facility is very well kept. I was shocked with how clean the grounds were. I would definitely do this again and recommend it to others who want a fun relaxing evening.

– Brad R. | TripAdvisor
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