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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

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Address: 56001 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA 93623-9701
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Four-mile excursion on a narrow-gauge railroad through Sierra National...

Four-mile excursion on a narrow-gauge railroad through Sierra National Forest's scenic landscape.

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Fun, Funny Jennie Car Tour

We went on what turned out to be a private ride on one of the Jennie Cars. The guide was funny but also knew about the history of the area. There are also two steam trains that... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2016
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Claremont, California
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Claremont, California
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We went on what turned out to be a private ride on one of the Jennie Cars. The guide was funny but also knew about the history of the area. There are also two steam trains that you can ride on but we just missed the last one so opted for the Jennie Car. It was impressive seeing the steam... More 

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Winchester, California
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

This was a great experience. My six year old loved riding on the train. We learned a lot about the logging history in this area.

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Chino, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

On our way to Yosemite we kept seeing signs about the railroad. This was not our plan to stop, but we pulled of just to check it out. We were met by a nice older gentleman who looked like a conductor and he told us that the train just left. He said we had the option of riding on a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Take the short ride if you insist on going. Save the 5 dollars. I think the only addition is you get to get out and use the woodsy toilet in the ground. Pretty much a waste of time for my group . Railroad afficianados might enjoy the whole steam powered locomotive thing. The train goes on a pretty small route.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This was a good diversion on a cold, rainy day visiting Yosemite. The train ride is one hour with a cute narration. There is a stop for 15 minutes where all the kids could run around, climb on fallen timber, and jump over the stream, and traverse fallen branches and rocks. There are no vistas but it feels like you... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

On your way to Yosemite you have to stop at sugar pine railroad. This is a must see. The have an old train on site that you can ride back into the forest and the conductors give you a narrated ride back to the past. There are several gift shops there a bookstore and a gold panning station for the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Do this! Lovely people. You come close to the history. We loved the tour, surrondings and being in historic scenery. Sun, threes, noise from the steamtrain, smell,

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Beautiful scenery & narration of steam train. Only complaint was it's only a 4mi trip in open cars which was nice but a little pricey for small excursion of woods,

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Not a whole lot of touristy things you can do in the winter/spring with young kids, other than visiting the valley. Sugar Pine Railroad was the break my kids needed from Yosemite. It was a nice nature tour, but of course my 4 year old son really only cared about the train! Staff is great, family owned!

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We went for the moonlight ride & had the barbecue dinner before the train left. My parents loved it & our children loved it! The train makes one stop at a place with a campfire & the staff sings to you around the campfire. Great for spending quality family time together without all the phones/gadgets out to distract the kids.

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