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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

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A special treat, great for young and old

A special treat. the train takes you up the mountain for an over an hour ride. The crew are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gainesville, Florida
One of best train rides in America

I am a huge rail fan and this is one of the best scenic train rides there is anywhere. Where else... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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A train ride into a private redwood stand.
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A special treat. the train takes you up the mountain for an over an hour ride. The crew are informative and entertaining, and at the end of the ride you end up getting to experience “The Cathedral” which is a stunning natural redwood formation.

Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a huge rail fan and this is one of the best scenic train rides there is anywhere. Where else can you find historic steam trains and massive redwoods. Along with the Cog Railroad up Mt Washington in New Hampshire this is my favorite...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the Steam Train up to the Redwoods & it was simply GORGEOUS! The family visiting truly enjoyed the trip & everyone was a grand time!

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had not been here in 40+ years. Why?? Anyhow, I was camping in Felton and we took the train down to the Boardwalk, rode the Big Dipper, played a few games and grabbed a box of chocolate covered bacon for the ride back. It...More

Thank Biglaugh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of two train rides with this company finds us going to the top of Bear Mountain. This is a narrow gauge rail which is about all of the room that you have. After many switchbacks and actual switches we reached the top. A great...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just paid over 80 bucks as parents of a 3-year-old to take this train ride up Bear Mountain. Our kid loves trains, but there was not much to the tour beyond a long, meandering tour guide’s tale about the origins of the term “highball”...More

Thank ConstantTraveler006
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Having had our camping trip cancelled this past weekend due to all the heat and smoke, my friend, daughter and I decided to make a trip to the Santa Cruz Mountains and beach. Our friends went on the steam train up Bear Mountain a month...More

Thank LaurainSacramento
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful steam train ride that runs through redwoods. Great day out for the kids. The train runs up and around a mountain which is an unusual but fun experience. There is also a normal train that runs down to Santa Cruz and back. This is...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Fun, relaxing trip through the hills and trees. The stop at the top was well timed and give was a perfect to walk around and take in the view and trees. Enjoyed the opportunity to watch and ride behind the Shay type steam locomotive.

Thank merxst
Reviewed 5 August 2018

What a great experience in the Redwoods. When traveling south to Felton, ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME. The traffic on Hwy 17 is always jammed on the weekends. The walk from parking to the depot is a bit long, so be prepared. Parking is $10. If...More

Thank snorggee
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19 January 2018|
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Response from Trunkers | Reviewed this property |
Mine was running a steam engine but to my surprise it was burning oil to generate steam. Well worth the money
14 December 2017|
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Response from valenciadonna63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. My boyfriend and I went together for this. The cars on the train hold about 30 people. As the train is moving everyone is looking at all the beautiful redwoods along the way. Some are small groups together and others... More
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. 😊