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Roaring Camp Railroads

5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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USD 29.00*
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Roaring Camp Steam Train Through Santa Cruz Redwoods
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California Coast and Redwoods Tour
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USD 228.11*
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Private California Coast and Redwoods Tour
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See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Ride steam trains to Bear Mountain or Beach Trains to Santa Cruz. Visit an 1880s logging town located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Between San Francisco and Monterey Bay in Felton.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're expecting a rah rah sis boom bah experience, get ready to be disappointed. Instead, consider this a time to slow down and enjoy the scenic redwoods on a steam ride up a mountain. Steady and not speedy, you'll be navigated through some very...More

Thank clipingirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't forget your sun block (although the trees provide shelter) and take the open cars through the beautiful Sequoias. We took another tour once but in a closed car and this was hands down the best. The conductor here was knowledgeable and friendly as he...More

Thank Mary I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great day activity for adults and kids! We did the ride through the Redwoods and loved every minute of it. Get tickets in advance. Show up about an hour early to do all the fun activities on the premises before boarding the train.

1  Thank KeepingEmHonest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good choice when traveling with children. The train ride through the redwoods is very pretty, and riding into downtown Santa Cruz, waving at passers by, is fun. The train lets you off right at the beach boardwalk. Unless you book an immediate return, you will...More

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this train ride however if I was asked if I'd do it again I'd probably wouldn't. I think my expectations were set pretty high given so many great reviews but in the end I wouldn't say this was amazing...More

Thank traveltime1228
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This was a wonderful adventure to take a 2 year old on that is crazy about trains! We took the ride through the redwoods. It was just long enough to keep him entertained. At the top everyone gets off and can walk among the trees.

Thank CherBear123
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This venue has a rustic old country western town feel to it. The facilities look thematic to the western railroads name. I recently attended a wedding that was supposed to be here BUT DUE TO TERRIBLE AND LACKING customer service had to be moved 3...More

Thank Tiare K
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The ride through the woods was beautiful and seemed short for the ticket price. We found space to sit on the open cars and were initially concerned about not having hats and sunscreens, but the ride goes on tracks surrounded by lush green trees. We...More

Thank Ninaad D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Local family took us on this ride when we visited. The open air train cars make viewing the forests really special. We learned a lot about the history of the area and the local forest plants. We enjoyed getting off the train to see the...More

Thank jcliffeg
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

There is always something happening here. Concerts, reenactments, Thomas the Train... Always a rad experience

Thank mikemurrow
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
I checked with my sources and found that you could ride both in the same day if you start in Felton first, ride the Bear Mt loop and then ride to Santa Cruz and back to Felton. These trains each have a different vibe.
8 November 2016|
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Response from 965Familyof5 | Reviewed this property |
You would to contact them directly for schedules and availability.
13 August 2016|
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Response from Diane D | Reviewed this property |
we went in the spring and did not buy tickets in advance. we did get there an hour before the train left but there is plenty to see while waiting. there was still room left and we , 4 of us, had the car to ourselves.