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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

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Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A train ride into a private redwood stand.

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Great train ride through the Sequoias

This was my family's first visit to Roaring Camp and we took the train route through the Sequoias. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery while learning a little bit of history of the area... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was my family's first visit to Roaring Camp and we took the train route through the Sequoias. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery while learning a little bit of history of the area at the same time. Will try the train route to the Santa Cruz boardwalk next time!

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went with our grandsons. As expected, the trip on tghis train, pulled by an oil-burning ex-coal-burning engine was a fun experience. Climbing the stgtep hills by a huffing and puffing engine (and near the end of the trip,k it let out some mighty blasts of steam!) is a trip into yesteryear - or yester-century - if ther mightg be... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

As you can tell from the title, I enjoyed the ride I took on the narrow-gauge train. They take you on a nice, long ride amongst the redwoods. We went during the week, so there weren't too many little kids running around, screaming and crying. Not that I have anything against kids. I just wanted a quiet ride and I... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took my grandson to see Thomas the Train & rode in one of the uncovered cars into the redwoods. Had a lot of fun; a great thing to do with the family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A nice way to spend a couple of hours, however it's not cheap. Just one moan, why the need to pay $8 for parking, isn't the $97 for 2 kids and 2 adults enough? Seems unnecessary.

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Lakewood, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The experience was very nice and the scenery was amazing. I could see the value for train enthusiast. For a family it can get pricey. We did the 2 pm train where you pay the kids price and that was still a bit much, but nonetheless we had a good time. I read other reviews about the staff being rude,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Roaring Camp and Big Trees provides a whole day of fun for a family. Take the train ride up to the mountain and you will see tall and majestic redwood trees on both sides of the track. Back at the camp you can walk around or bring a picnic basket and explore the area next to it. I understand... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was a great trip. Suggestion that you park at the State Park lot instead of the Roaring Camp lot. About the same price and much closer to the depot. The train to the Santa Cruz boardwalk leaves about 10am and there are two trains coming back. One about 12:30 and one about 4:30. The conductor was fun and knowledgeable... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took the train from Felton down to the boardwalk (about an hour each way). My boys enjoyed the trip, it was long enough, but not too long. We also had about an hour to play at the boardwalk before heading back to Felton.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This narrow gauge railroad takes you on a one hour trip in open cars through a majestic old growth redwood forest in Northern California. On our train all of their rail cars, except one, had canvas sunscreen canopies stretched over the seating. (There is no sunshine in the depths of a redwood forest.) Unless you just want to see only... More 

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