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    Sugar Pine Railway Trail

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    9.3 km
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    161 m
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    The Sugar Pine Railway Trail is a fun family adventure in the Stanislaus National Forest that guides explorers along the waters of the South Fork Stanislaus River. Hike or bike through the river valley and dip your toes in the refreshing waters.

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    Route Description for Sugar Pine Railway Trail

    The Sugar Pine Railway Trail runs through a forest of red firs and mixed pines along the South Fork Stanislaus River. This picture-perfect route makes for an excellent day of hiking or biking. This scenic adventure ascends a gradual grade to the trail’s end, so be prepared for a leg-burner, especially if you are biking. As you hike this forested route, it is also important to be bear aware! Note this path is doable year-round with the proper gear in the winter months.

    From the Fraser Flat Trailhead, the Sugar Pine Railway Trail tracks northeast along the banks of the river. Enjoy the shade of the looming red firs and mixed conifers that line the path. As you hike, you will be lulled into a state of relaxation by the sounds of the gurgling waters. Revel in the beauty of the small cascades that decorate the river the vibrant wildflowers that blossom in the warmer months. Gradually climbing, you will ultimately reach the trail’s end at the intersection with Old Strawberry Road.

    At this point, simply turn around and retrace your footing along the path all the way back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Sugar Pine Railway Trail Trailhead

    Find the trailhead off Forest Route 4N01.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


    • When to do


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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