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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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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
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
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
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
Fun, casual ride through California redwoods! A little bumpy at times but that's to be expected! Conductor narrated the ride with history on the area and information about the redwood trees. Very enjoyable!
My co worker and I took a chance on this trip while staying for work in Santa Cruz and had a really good time. The steam rain takes the rided back in time to vintage America. The scenery was breathraking as you ride along through...More
We stayed in Santa Cruz and took the beach train to the Redwoods and then back to Santa Cruz. The conductor was very interesting and the whole trip was perfect. We had an hour when we got to the Redwoods which was the perfect amount...More
My three-year-old and I went to ride the train because she loves trains, and horses. The length of the ride was perfect and she enjoyed it immensely. The conductor/guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a really good time. There is a nice picnic area,...More
My friend was in a wheelchair so we were quite delighted to have a lift take her up into the train. It would be nice to have benches to sit on while you wait for the train. We started at the beach and rode to...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!