This trail follows the historic Sugar Pine Railway. It is lined with interpretive signs keyed to a brochure that describes the logging operations that were carried out here in the early and mid-1900s. A moderate bike ride, bring food and water and you can picnic along the route. The trail can be used year-round. Hiking and mountain biking are best in the spring, summer, and fall; you may cross-county ski on the trail during the winter months when snow permits.
Go two and a half miles on Stanislaus Forest Road 4N01 (Fraser Flat Road) the Trailhead is on the right (east) side of the road before you cross the bridge over the South Fork of the Stanislaus River. Winter: California 108 to Old Strawberry Road, which is about 2 miles east of the turnoff to Fraser Flat. Turn left (north) on Old Strawberry road, and go about 2 miles to the trailhead, which is on the left (west) side of the road and is marked by a couple of posts that can be difficult to see from the roadway.
Courtesy Requested: Some of the areas between Twain Harte and Lyons Dam are private property. Trail users, please respect this private property and keep to the trail.