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Roaring Camp Railroads

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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...more
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great day out looking around the old town, enjoying the steam train ride and taking a walk in the woods to see the truly fabulous redwoods. The chap who did the commentary was an absolute hoot and made thet tour all the...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, food was great, the train ride was a great experience stopping in the middle to have hot cider and listen to music by a warm and inviting fire, then back to camp for coffee and apple pie. Then line dancing to finish off the...More

1  Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the family here during our vacation break in July 2017 (Sorry - the system wouldn't let me set the correct year) and it was fun. Personally, I love steam trains, so this was especially enjoyable for me. They cover a lot of the history...More

Thank Mister C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went on this tour for my son's 4th birthday. Our small party had people ranging from 2 years old to 65 and all had a great time. Pros: Obviously, the redwoods are the big draw here. They are beautiful and this is such...More

1  Thank tarthur80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved spending a few hours on the railroad. It was a great way to see the trees and rest our feet after days of hiking. It was a beautiful ride through some beautiful trees. Our conductor was a lot of fun. I recommend this...More

Thank ericabacich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are planning to take a family of four for the day, be prepared to part with the best part of $200. The train tickets are expensive, even for the one hour ride, the car park is extra, and you are asked to turn...More

1  Thank Livesbythec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the area for Labor Day weekend. This was a great way of combining two of my favorite things: steam trains 🚂 and redwood trees. At an hour and a quarter, the ride is just long enough to avoid becoming monotonous. There is also a...More

Thank asl492
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told to arrive 45 minutes early for our 10:15 train, but then the train didn't leave until 10:40. They just kept everyone waiting with no announcement explaining the delay. Later we planned to take the 4:15 train back to Roaring Camp, but the...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way for us to get to Santa Cruz boardwalk with the family. We had a group of 28 that road on the outside train on the way to the boardwalk and enjoyed going through the redwoods and seeing the beauty. On...More

Thank Becky P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good booking experience except for they don't mention the $10 parking fee until after you've paid for reservation. Arrival and check-in not too bad, but we had to line up for "will call" tickets in the same line as walk-ups, so it could have been...More

Thank David B
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Asceneth P
23 June 2018|
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Response from indymel2018 | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend it. It is a bumpy ride and a lil crowded. It really just a time to appreciate the amazing beauty of the forest and take it all in. Eating would distract from that and might disrupt the other guests... More
5 April 2018|
Response from krysheila99 | Reviewed this property |
we actually road the train an somebody had a dog on the train with them. I also seen people walking on the trails on the side of the train with dogs so I would say yes dog friendly
Stephen O
7 December 2017|
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Response from Mary I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is round trip