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Roaring Camp Railroads

5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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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
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Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking the family on a open air train ride through the Santa Cruz Big Bear Mountain surrounded by Redwood Forest 1000s of years old saving hours on hiking through... priceless. Professional experience with conductor giving history! Loved it. Nearby don't forget to walk through the...More

Thank broekman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 10:35 and was on the 11:15 train. Heaps of fun and the Christmas tree walk with Santa was an added bonus. Free cup of hot apple cider at the walk was nice. If you sit on the long open carriages, try and...More

Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It said on the ticket that if boarding the train in Santa Cruz, I could simply print it out and show it to the conductor. It just said the train would leave from the Boardwalk. No specific location... We showed up 30min early and found...More

Thank Marit B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 November 2017


Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I've been on steam trains here in the UK but this was a first in an open carriage and up a mountain. You can experience the journey with all your senses Great commentary. Decent food after the trip at a reasonable price. Loved it

1  Thank ColinandJane
Reviewed 29 October 2017


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Reviewed 25 October 2017


1  Thank Sally E
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Love a train and we tried both routes. Firstly from Felton to Santa Cruz and back. 3 hr round trip amazing to go along the boardwalk of Santa Cruz on such a big train. Then back for trip up the mountain on open train pulled...More

Thank gemmapj
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Stephen O
7 December 2017|
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Response from Mary I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is round trip
Leticia J
3 October 2017|
Response from Taylor Q | Reviewed this property |
We rode the main steam engine and my boys loved it. My oldest is 5 but I would imagine a 7 year old would like it too.
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.