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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

P.O. Box G-1, Felton, CA 95018
831-335-4484
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Felton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A train ride into a private redwood stand.
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Fremont, California
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1,037 reviews 1,037 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had so much fun at Roaring Camp. We arrived shortly before the 12:30 Narrow Gauge Railroad that goes to Bear Mountain and then returns. Before getting on the train, we went to see a really funny silent movie that was playing at one of the attractions there called Box Car Theater. We then boarded the train and had so... More

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Sparks, Nevada
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It wasn't much of a ride through that old logging area. I was expecting more. The only thing I found to be of interest was the little locomotive "Little Kahuku" was the same locomotive that was abondoned on the old sugar cane plantation on the north side of Oahu when I was a little kid. I was surprised to see... More

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Elk Grove, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took my 8 year old since I thought it would be fun to see an old western town. We went on the Monday after the Thomas Train week-end and everything was closed but the general store and snack bar. My son was really disappointed that he was not able to pan for gold or see the blacksmith work. If we... More

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Spring City, Pennsylvania
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

While in California recently, my daughter and I took her 3 children, 4 years and under, to the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad. One day we took the trip to Santa Cruz and strolled on the boardwalk for an hour and the next time we went we took the steam train Shay to the top of the mountain and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was born and raised in the Bay Area and never went to Roaring Camp. Now that I live in Ireland, I thought it might be fun for my kids and wife to do something like this and it was! We did the evening dinner/dance run and it was worth every penny. I know if you are from the area... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had the joy of taking two of our grandchildren on the steam engine ride this summer. Their smiles and excitement were captivating, mirroring the response of their mother many years ago on the same adventure. They loved the HUGE trees and the beautiful ascent to the top of the mountain. Great memories.

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Diamond Bar CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I am a railfan. I have no interest in anything at Felton other than the narrow-gauge steam locomotives and the ride into the woods. Scenery? Not important. Narration? Spare me. Cost of tickets? Not a concern. The Roaring Camp & Big Trees Railroad is an attempt to duplicate a narrow-gauge logging railway, typical of those that crisscrossed mountain regions of... More

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Fremont, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We really enjoyed the train ride and the steam engine.. there is a nice picnic spot where you can hang out for couple of hours

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San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I are typically not the touristy type but being parents to two small train lovers we KNEW we had to give this place a try when we heard the train whistles echoing through our nearby campsite, and I'm SO glad we did. Our boys ages 2 and 4 were mesmerized by everything here. It was like stepping... More

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Henrico, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stopped here to do the train up the mountain. I loved the train ride. It was beautiful, informative, and relaxing! They also had a lady there doing sketches with charcoal and two people that were with us got theirs done and it came out well. I believe she also did face painting. they had gold panning and a few... More

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