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Roaring Camp Railroads
Ranked #7 of 95 things to do in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 Bay in Felton.
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I've been on steam trains here in the UK but this was a first in an open carriage and up a mountain. You can experience the journey with all your senses

Great commentary.

Decent food after the trip at a reasonable price.

Loved it

2  Thank ColinandJane
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Love a train and we tried both routes. Firstly from Felton to Santa Cruz and back. 3 hr round trip amazing to go along the boardwalk of Santa Cruz on such a big train. Then back for trip up the mountain on open train pulled by a steam engine. A quick stretch at the top and back down on the train. If u love trains it’s great. If not maybe one or other trip

Thank gemmapj
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Our whole family took this trip one afternoon to see the redwood trees. I enjoyed the ride on a steam engine and the explanation of how it worked and the history of how this railroad came to be built. Then there was the beauty of the majestic redwood trees. It was a fun ride for our grandchildren. There was a small western town as you walked to the train. It was a chance to spend a relaxing afternoon together enjoying the beauty and history of the area.

Thank Batmom7
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