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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We experienced the Fathers Day Steam Train ride through the redwoods. Our teenage daughters were really surprised at how much they enjoyed it! It was very well done and all the dad's seemed to have a great time. Reserve in advance so you don't miss...More

Thank indymel2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To ride a train through an old growth redwood forest was awesome. The trees are incredible. The train ride behind a historic locomotive was great. The narrative was very good as well. A must do.

1  Thank dawgman4449
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 90 minute ride to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Great ride through the mountains and the beautiful redwoods. Nice option of open air seating. Indoor seating also available. Well worth the $31 roundtrip.

Thank Anne689
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have taken our grandchildren on the Roaring Camp Steam Train from Felton to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on several occasions. Besides allowing passengers to see the tall redwood trees, the train ride provides environmental and local history lessons. One can...More

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have taken our grandchildren on the Roaring Camp Steam Train into the Santa Cuz Beach Boardwalk on several occasions, and they have loved it. Not only do they see the towering redwoods, they learn about the trees and local history as...More

Thank TJFLG42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Monterey and were spending a day trip to Santa Cruz. A friend had told us about the train ride that boarded at the Boardwalk, so we went ahead and bought tickets online ahead of time. When we got to the Boardwalk there...More

3  Thank Lloyd S
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Pricey: $104 for 2 adults, 2 kids, + $10 for parking. But worth it if it isn't a regular thing. TIP: the food from the cafe was expensive. (The menu read $13.94 for burger combos.) I drove 4 minutes into Felton for a great Mexican...More

4  Thank Robinelechat
Reviewed 12 June 2018

My son and I spent a weekend in Santa Cruz, mostly to take advantage of the beach and good food. My son found this Train tour and we really didn't know what we were in for! Just 15 minutes (and a lovely drive) from Santa...More

2  Thank KathleenB688
Reviewed 12 June 2018

One the highlights of our American holiday. Staff are so friendly. Lovely atmosphere. Pleasant cafe. Gorgeous steam ride through the woods. Memorable tree ring when we got off half way. Great commentary during the ride; something you don't get in the UK on these sort...More

Thank CumbrianCamelLover
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Great time in the redwoods. The narration is very informative which gives the adults something to enjoy. The kids will love it.

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Asceneth P
23 June 2018|
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Response from Will S | Reviewed this property |
yes of courde you can do that- bring a picnic basket and water- it gets hot up there in felton in the summertime.
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