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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Such a quaint, small-town feel

This place is probably Felton's best-kept secret. So charming. The train rides are such a joy... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Felton, California
Breathtaking and awesome

We did the beach train from Roaring camp to Santa Cruz. Our narrator on the train was fantastic... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Lakewood, California
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A train ride into a private redwood stand.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This place is probably Felton's best-kept secret. So charming. The train rides are such a joy, especially the Halloween & Christmas ones they do. If you haven't ever been, do the Halloween train ride up to the top of Bear Mountain with your children (little...More

Thank Feltonite
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We did the beach train from Roaring camp to Santa Cruz. Our narrator on the train was fantastic. Then in the evening we did the moonlight train ride as well. The view of the redwoods and the whole experience of the evening train ride was...More

Thank valenciadonna63
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Was a little surprise at the $10 car park charge as you have to pay for everything inside so not sure why. We did the steam train ride and was 11/4 hour ride and reasonable value. Can take your own food or eat there. Really...More

Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend the train tickets. Some tips... if you are interested in seeing the conductor navigate the engine, sit close to the front. If you don't have affinity to the diesel smell, sit in the back. Nevertheless, you will be in the back.

Thank newyorkannie7
Reviewed 1 September 2017

the journey takes you up through the redwoods on a lovely 100 year old steam engine and the conductor gives a talk all the way through which is very interesting and historical

Thank Trunkers
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Our friend treated us to the Thomas Train ride at the roaring camp so that our toddler and her son could truly enjoy the love of their life, THOMAS. The train ride was less than an hour and left us adults as well as kids...More

1  Thank Ninaad D
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was a last minute planned trip of the Railway.. had such a great time chugging through the redwoods on the narrow gauge. Make the effort to get out Santa Cruz and see this place! Really fun 1/2 day out.

Thank Richardstar
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Beautiful scenery and fun to watch train squeeze thru traffic down Santa Cruz streets. Been to SC a million times and this was first time on beach train. We loved it. The food and shops r great too at the depot part.

Thank 678gregk
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A terrific trip and excellent value for money. Roaring Camp is so well run, we had a great lunch and shopped for souvenirs before our train ride. Sitting in an open carriage we could see everything, the Redwoods are just amazing, the train ride was...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Great way to see and learn about the redwoods. Fun ride on steam train too! Even our teens enjoyed it

Thank Kendy J
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11 August 2017|
Response from Kalyse G | Reviewed this property |
Yes , I would call them as soon as possible to see what their policy is for refunds. They over sell the ride on occasion so the quicker they know, they can resell your ticket. 😊
Burt W
20 February 2017|
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Response from Gotta2s | Reviewed this property |
As said by other answer the train cars are not fully enclosed. They have a couple with "roofs" but the sides are open. you would definitely want to bundle up.
15 June 2016|
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Response from bethhage | Reviewed this property |
Their excellent website shows the schedule for both the narrow gauge (steam) and the full size beach train (diesel electric). During the summer both trains make multiple runs. During the winter I think steam only runs once a... More