Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

56001 Hwy. 41
Fish Camp, California 93623
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Local Phone: (559) 683-7273

This historic logging railroad is irresistible not just to rail buffs, but to families who want to give their kids something to remember. A variety of rides are offered, with dogs welcome on daytime but not dinner or moonlight excursions.

Choose a train pulled by a Shay locomotive built in in 1913 or 1928 for lumber operations in Tuolumne County, or opt for a "Model A"-powered ride behind a Jenny railcar. Either way, you can enjoy exhibits, picnic grounds and hiking in the area.

• Leashed dogs not shy of loud noise are welcome to sit on your lap or by your side.

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Wednesday rides the Skunk Train, Fort Bragg <br/> Photo Credit: @wandering_wednesday
Wednesday rides the Skunk Train, Fort Bragg
Photo Credit: @wandering_wednesday
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Hiking Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite <br/> Photo Credit: @ginnyfication
Hiking Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Photo Credit: @ginnyfication
If you’re coming from Southern California, the Highway 41 corridor from Fresno up to Yosemite’s (South) Entrance, past Fish Camp, is probably the way you’ll go. The road begins its serious climb in Oakhurst, where Queen’s Inn by the River boasts an adjacent winery and  beer garden serving up almost 100 wines and craft beers on Wednesday through Sunday afternoons. Also in Oakhurst are Vulture’s View Inn, a B&B popular with DogTrekkers, and the dreamy (and dog-friendly) Chateau Du Sureau, a five-star, castle-like estate hotel. more »
Bruce aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. <br/>Photo Credit: @hi_mynameisbruce
Bruce aboard the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.
Photo Credit: @hi_mynameisbruce
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Kona makes the catch, Bass Lake. Photo Credit: Kimberly Lawson
Kona makes the catch, Bass Lake. Photo Credit: Kimberly Lawson
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Your camera won’t stop clicking during hour-long, narrow-gauge rides into history aboard rail cars pulled by steam locomotives that once hauled massive logs out of what is now the Sierra National Forest. The Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad 4-mile excursions include a stop to see the rare Shay locomotives more »
Bass Lake dog in boat
Bass Lake. Photo: Susan Marie
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Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
Arch Rock entrance. Photo Judy Sutton.
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Pocky hiking Sonora Pass
Pocky hiking Sonora Pass
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Photo: Frank Alcazar (CC)
Photo: Frank Alcazar (CC)

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