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Roaring Camp Railroads

5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Reviewed yesterday

Great way to spend a day! Friendly staff, very knowledgeable. The train was very cool!! not fast but its 100 years old. Sit in outdoor car and enjoy the view of the very tall redwood trees. Bring snacks. My kids do not like loud noises...More

Thank Lilleahb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful day in the redwoods. Spectacular setting to enjoy a picnic unwind and behold historical trains

Thank ChristineC813
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a good time at the railroad food was reasonably priced and the staff made the trip great would return in the future with other people that had never done this before had a good time price was reasonable

Thank gary1930
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great way to spend 1.5 hours, sit in open carriages so you got a great view of the wonderful trees, we was able to take our dog with us, and he loved it as it was his first train ride, the train doesn't...More

Thank swgw2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have a couple of hours to spend this is a worthy venture. The train ride is just long enough to be enjoyable and it stops about 40 min in to stretch you legs, take some pictures of the locomotive and there is restrooms....More

Thank ronsrice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please get a coupon for this ride through the redwoods...worth going on this train. Great views and pleasant ride. Summer time the trains run 4 times a day. Until summer only once a day at 11am....so plan accordingly.

1  Thank CheapEats019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been on a lot of these but this one has the steepest grades and best views. Large redwoods are 1-2 feet from you. Conducter gave good commentary on RR, redwood trees and local history.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have you ever wondered how the trees were transported down from the Santa Cruz mountains? You don't have to wonder if you partake in a fun and informative 1 hour and 15 minute narrow gauge ride on winding tracks through the majestic Redwood trees. Between...More

Thank edmonds953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my wife, mom and her boyfriend. We did the redwood forest rise and it was a lot of fun. It was a rather warm day but since most of the train ride is through the forest the shade made it much cooler....More

Thank csksr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roaring Camp is a great experience for people of all ages. Trains fascinate young and old alike. The little over an hour ride on the steam train is beautiful and the switchback part of the ride exciting. The conductors and engineers love to share stories...More

Thank susanhttn
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Anthony S
Is it possible to take both trains on the one day? I was thinking of taking the beach train from Santa Cruz to Felton, then the Steam train from Felton to Bear Mountain. Then the stream train from Bear mountain back to Felton and then the beach train from Felton back to Santa Cruz. Please let me know. Thank you.
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.
What are the times the train leaves and are the open cars available in December?
7 November 2016|
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Response from 965Familyof5 | Reviewed this property |
You would to contact them directly for schedules and availability.
Do the tickets tend to sell out? We will be in the area on a Tuesday in September, the only train listed that day is 11:00, not sure we will be there that early....is it possible to walk up and get tickets?
12 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.