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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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A train ride into a private redwood stand.

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What a lovely and fun place to visit !

Enjoyed the holiday train up to see the decorated trees and Santa Claus. Enjoy a trip up to Bear Mountain... enjoy the history and the views and the switchbacks along the route... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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418 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the holiday train up to see the decorated trees and Santa Claus. Enjoy a trip up to Bear Mountain... enjoy the history and the views and the switchbacks along the route. The guide makes it a very enjoyable experience and entertaining. Lucky to have this Narrow-Gauge railroad and have it kept up so well. Please do take some time... More 

Thank northernk
Milan, Italy
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72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great adventure on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was a bit cool, so bring a jacket ( because back under those giant Redwood trees it does stay chilly) or small blanket for your lap. We had a large family gathering of various ages and we really enjoyed our almost 2 hour trip. The train does make one... More 

Thank Ella J
Cairns, Australia
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217 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were here a just over 2 years ago and it has pretty much remained the same although I think they have added a food court type facility. We did not take the train this time but enjoyed the surroundings including browsing through the General Store. Nice place.

Thank AJG35
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I came alone, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. This short-ish trip through the redwoods is great for anyone - young or old, alone, with kids, in a group - what's not to like? I came in the summer and it was sunny and warm (bordering on hot in the open car), but they have trips year round and I'm looking forward... More 

Thank moonchilde
Hayward, California
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195 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Thanks to the Welch Family, the old growth redwood forest remained intact for us to enjoy - while riding aboard a narrow gauge train car. The 2 hour ride was very enjoyable for all family members from 3 and older! The open cars create a cathedral effect with the trees and the stop at the top of the pass is... More 

1 Thank Marcia P
Scotts Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It has been a while since I last road the train, but took my kids when they were young to ride the train and in later years my step-daughter. There is a lot of history to be learned at Roaring Camp and the different train rides are lots of fun for everyone. You can take the one train up on... More 

1 Thank Janet B
Mandan, North Dakota
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85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I've never been on a steam train before but now I want one more it doesn't go fast so you get to see everything along the tracks I would recommend sitting in the second from the front car to avoid the leaves and branches that fall from the steam blowing out into the trees and you can hear the tour... More 

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had out of town company who wanted to see redwood trees but one had a recent injury and couldn't hike as originally planned. This was the perfect alternative...a real steam train narrated tour of old growth redwoods. Tip...the covered caboose is cute but you will want to look UP so get into an open car. It is probably also... More 

1 Thank CALuci
Berlin, Germany
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

On a beautyful morning I drove with my two sons , 3.5 and 5.5 years old, to the Roaring Camp for a ride on a narrow track railroad train through the Redwood forest to the top of Bear Mountain. The eight or ten mostly open/roofless coaches (be aware of this if it rains) are pulled and pushed by an over... More 

1 Thank rudik2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

What a great day out. The steam train up the mountain was awesome with a fun conductor with a good story. The kids loved this fun ride which is just long enough at 1.30 hours. The little 1800s village with stores was quiet as we were in the low season but it was a nice pass time waiting for the... More 

1 Thank Michael F

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