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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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We made reservations on line and arrived at Roaring Camp one hour early. During the week the snack bar is not open. There is a $10.00 charge for parking.
Weekdays the steam train is not in operation. At least in the fall it wasn't. The...More
Enjoyed every minute of the train ride into the Redwood forest. Commentary was informative. Recommend taking a jacket as its cooler in the forest. Sit at least two cars away from engine if you want to avoid the smoke and bits of leaves falling onto...More
booking is advisable for this trip especially in summer months
We had a lovely day out on this trip with great commentary, only negative I have is that we went in Oct so there was only one train trip available mid week so we couldn't...More
This was my second time visiting the Roaring Camp Railroad, and it was just as awesome as I remember it! Beautiful, fun, and the Hosts are wonderful! If your anywhere near Santa Cruz, it's a must see!!!
I went with my dad and 2 kids age 4 and 6 years old. We had a great time. We were in a car that was uncovered, although there were covered cars available. The uncovered cars let you look straight up to enjoy the beauty...More
We enjoyed our ride on this train. The conductor runs through the history of the line and the area and the ride through the redwoods is nice. At the top you get 15 minutes or so to take photos, visit the toilet etc before the...More
We found tbis by chance as I wanted to see the Redwoods and heard that Henry Cowell state park was a good place to go. Then I saw this traun journey and had to book.
The steam engine is an authentic period locomotive and was...More
Response from skyedalmt | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest catching the train in Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp and then taking the train back. However, I guess it all depends on the number of people in your group. If you take the train, you won't regret it. My son loved... More
I would suggest catching the train in Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp and then taking the train back. However, I guess it all depends on the number of people in your group. If you take the train, you won't regret it. My son loved it.
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
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. There is a campground and nice areas to eat before or after the ride. Enjoy!