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“Reaaly cool thing for kids and adults”

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Fish Camp
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Four-mile excursion on a narrow-gauge railroad through Sierra National Forest's scenic landscape.
Reviewed July 24, 2013

The drive over here was very pretty, lots of beautiful views along the way, stop to see them its well worth it. We got here too late for the steam engine but rode one of the small cars. Rode with a Marine tour guide, very knowledgeable and fun ride. Stop at picnic area was very cool too. The train was cool, my son loved it. Its well worth the money, only negative things was we lost our passport book from the parks somewhere along the way. oh well.

Thank icy61
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

As part of the prize package that Marna and I won for a stay at the Tenaya Lodge was a dinner and a moolight ride on the small gauge Sugar Pine Railroad. This was a blast that we recommend for all including families with samll children. The Sugar Pine Railroad is all that is left of a giant logging operation that had it's hayday in the early 1900's. The program begins with a BBQ dinner (steaks are the most popular but they have chicken, hot dogs and selections for vegatarians). The sides include corn, beans and a roll. Dessert was a cake and pudding dish. The soft drinks (lemonade, tea, cofffe and water) were included and they had beer and wine for sale. All throughout the dinner a music group called Sugar Pine perform bluegrass, folk and standards. After dinner at twilight it is all aboard for a 15/20 ride to the turn around where they have an area with logs for sitting and a campfire. The fun really begins when Sugar Pine engages the audience in sing alongs in between the songs and stories they perform. As a long time "go to camp" person the campfire brought back many good memories. Sugar Pine was so skilled in involving the audience that by the endo of the campfire even the "too cool" teenagers who were "dragged" along by their parents were into the fun. After the campfire it was back on the train for a ride to the station. It now after dark and the only lights are from the moon and the headlamp on the engine. As you look out into the forest it is almost like a train ride at disneyland where you can hear the sound of critters and sometimes almost see their eyes reflected by the light of the moon. It was a deightful evening which we highly recommend.

2  Thank EdandMarna
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I and our 16 year old son enjoyed an afternoon ride on the Sugar Pine Railroad. This company is very well run and did not feel like a typical tourist trap. The facilities were very well maintained with a nice gift shop, a lovely picnic area where we enjoyed our picnic lunch, super clean bathrooms and very pretty grounds. The train trip was fun for all with interesting commentary along the way. They also have a snack shop with interesting items on the menu at reasonable prices.

Thank CeliaAB
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

What a lovely experience. Immaculate train station, beautiful bookstore. Super clean restrooms. Great trainride for the kids and us. Informative, smooth, historical.

Thank PHOENIX1226
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We took the 11 a.m. train ride on an extremely pleasant day. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was picturesque, enjoyable, and VERY relaxing! A narrative of logging history was given during the ride which was very interesting. I was sorry we missed the evening ride as they include food and music before the ride and then more music afterward. If I go back to this area, it is a must. Highly recommend.

Thank Lisa F
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