The train at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad travels over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a forest and the Old Western Town. You can also try our T-6 simulator ride, a fun adventure for all ages! The location features three locomotives, which give rides to 164,000 riders per year, and is it in 73 year of operation!
Family owned & operated since 1972! GP Rah Enterprises, LLC operates specialty family recreation facilities under various concession contracts in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. It has operated the Griffith Park & Southern Railroad since 1972 and the Travel Town Railroad since 1978. It also operates a simulator ride at Griffith Park & Southern Railroad.
Weather permitting, operate 364 days a year, closing on Christmas Day only.
The Griffith Park & Southern track is about one mile long. The trains travel over several bridges, including a 60′-long wood and steel box girder bridge. It also goes through an 80′ tunnel and past several attractions, including the Western Old Town.
The Griffith Park & Southern Railroad first opened for business in 1948. It has operated continuously, except for a few years in the 1950s, ever since.
In the interest of doing a small part to improve the quality of life in Los Angeles, all of the locomotives were voluntarily converted from gasoline power to propane in 1994.
Holiday Light Festival Information:
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the evening train ride around the festively decorated, one-mile track. Magical scenes and tens of thousands of lights will captivate you and your family, and set the mood for a wonderful Holiday season.
November 26, 2021 — January 9, 2022 | $5 per person, all ages.
Monday-Thursday: 5-8pm; Friday-Sunday: 5-9pm
If rain is in the forecast, please check Facebook or Instagram for weather updates.
General Daytime Griffith Park & Southern Railroad Information:
November 7, 2021 – March 13, 2022 - 10am – 4pm / 4:30pm (Weekdays, Weekends & Holidays)
March 13, 2022 – November 7, 2022 - 10am – 4:30pm / 5pm (Weekdays, Weekends & Holidays)
Closed for lunch on weekdays for 30-45 minutes sometime between 12pm-1pm, based on crowd size.
Train Ride Fares
Adults – $3.50
Children (17 and under) – $3.00
Seniors (over 60) – $2.75
Group (20+ tickets) – $2.75 each (min $55.00)
T-6 Simulator Ride at Southern Railroad (all ages) – $4.00
Tickets are available for purchase in-person at each location