Tour Search

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Recount the tales of California's logging past aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Step aboard one of two vintage Shay engines and relive the days in which lumberjacks felled trees and flumed them deep into the valley below on 2 miles of track deep in the Sierra National Forest.

From March until November each season, passengers gaze upon majestic protected woodlands on the 4-mile, one-hour journey through history. Boarding takes place at the depot in Fish Camp. Passengers can ride in covered cars with forward-facing bench seating on either side of a central aisle. The cars are entirely open other than the half-wall and the roof, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the majesty of the ancient forest. Alternatively, riders may select a unique option and ride in the former logging cars, completely open to the elements. These flatbed cars are fitted with specially made bench seats carved from felled trees.

Each route is filled with lore. From his post at the front of the train, the conductor weaves the region's tales and presents information about its flora and fauna as the train winds along its timbered path, hugged by the natural rises and falls of the land. There is a brief pause in the course at Lewis Creek Canyon, and guests are welcome to step off the train to get a better look at the surrounding nature or venture to the front to see the engine's workings up-close. From this point, the train proceeds through the loop to change directions and continue back to the station.

1 result matching: Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Filter by
Clear All
Vacation type
Vacation length
Transport type
Bunches of Ripe Grapes
Nearly Sold Out
No Single Supp
4.9 stars(23 reviews)
8 days from
$3,495 pp
View Details
No Single Supp
8 days from
per person
View Details
Tour map
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
Our customers love our Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad tours
California's Redwoods, Rails & Wineries
05 Oct 2023
5 stars
ÔÇťOrganization was excellent; all time was either set up for us or there were good suggestions for use of spare time. Our tour leader was excellent as well, the driver was the absolute best, both in the crowded city and on the winding mountain roads. The hotels were good but not great, the local guides and railroad tour guides were excellent as well. We were lucky in that all the guests on the tour were great to be around and share with.
Collected by Trustpilot