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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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Totally fun ride

Beautiful scenery and fun to watch train squeeze thru traffic down Santa Cruz streets. Been to SC a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great day

A terrific trip and excellent value for money. Roaring Camp is so well run, we had a great lunch... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue M
Gold Coast, Australia
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A train ride into a private redwood stand.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steam train was an excellent way to see the Redwood trees. The tracks take you through different groves of Sequoias, and at the top of the mountain you get a 10 min break and a chance to see one lovely grove of trees, in...More

Thank S4427KCAC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction is great for children. The train engineer and conductor do their best to make this ride fun for all. The train blows plenty of steam and learning the history of the area was great.

Thank Azsunshinelover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little gem after hearing the train whistle as we were walking around seeing the redwoods! We made a bee line straight to it and was told the 11 am trip was fully booked. So disappointed because we were on a schedule and had...More

Thank Kalyse G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Fun place to visit. Train to the boardwalk is a favorite. The blacksmith is knowledgeable and fun to watch.

Thank staciefo
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I took this trip in 1990 with my mom and 14 yr old daughter. I returned to take my special needs brother as an activity on his annual vacation. As I figured, he really enjoyed it. It was very hard to hear the tour guide...More

Thank JanM16
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Our family including two boys ages (almost) 7 and 9 visited Roaring Camp for their Civil War Reenactment event. Highlights included: the BBQ lunch, learning about bathing practices and taking a family photo in a wash tub (!), riding the train and learning about how...More

Thank TeacherandTravelerCA
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a peaceful ride through the beautiful redwoods, at a slow enough speed to have great photos. It does not stop at any specific spot, so is pretty efficient. Beautiful trip through natural forest! I loved it, and my fiance's grandkids were enthralled.

Thank William S
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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