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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is Back with The Moonlight Special

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is back riding the narrow gauge rails through the Sierra Nevada, just four miles from the south gate of Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

With daily rides departing at 9:00 A.M and 11:30 A.M., and weekend excursions at 1:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. Young and old alike will enjoy wind-in-your-hair moments through the tall pine trees and sweet-smelling bear clover.

And now, another fan favorite returns for the season:

The Moonlight Special

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 6:30 P.M.​​​​

Seating is very limited and reservations are required. The night begins with a barbeque dinner served on the socially distanced outdoor picnic tables. Live musical entertainment at the station, an evening steam train ride, a sing-a-long at a roaring campfire located at the halfway point in the forest, and ends with a ride back to the station under the stars.

The following safety protocols will be in effect at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad:

  • Tickets can be booked online.
  • Reservations are now REQUIRED to limit the number of guests and assure safe social distancing.
  • There will be health screening questions for all visitors.
  • Capacity is limited to 50%.
  • Recommending all guests wear masks.
  • Inside of buildings, people will be limited for safe social distancing space.
  • Box lunches are available to purchase online in advance.
  • Outdoor picnic tables allow space for social distancing or take food to go.
  • Access to touchless hand sanitizing stations located throughout the property.
  • Boarding groups will receive wristbands, rather than paper tickets.
  • Safety barriers installed at transaction points.
  • Gold panning water will be treated and gold pans sanitized after each use.
  • There are extra cleaning and sanitization crews on-hand to ensure safety for everyone.
  • An air purifier will sanitize the museum displays, nightly.
  • Daily employee health and temperature checks.
  • All employees will wear masks.
  • Visitor safety has always been paramount in this region and at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad.

As the train whistle blows through the Yosemite mountains, it will make you smile. California has a pretty terrific backyard to explore this summer.

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