Located near the southern entrance to Yosemite in the Sierra National Forest, the Sugar Pine Railroad is built for the Madera Sugar Pine Lumber Company, established in 1874. This railroad is a typical example of a narrow gauge logging railroad that the Chinese helped to build in the late nineteenth century. The construction involved 18 Chinese and 17 non-Chinese workers to build a 140-mile line to bring the wood out from the mountains. Due to the Great Depression, the company closed in 1931, but a small section was re-opened in 1961 as a tourist attraction.
Hours: Hours vary; check website
Admission: $24 adults, $12 children
Contact: (559) 683-7273