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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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Thomas the Train Was Here Today!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Pleasant Hill, California
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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The train ride was pleasant, but the star of the show had to be the beautiful redwood forests we were able to see and enjoy. I visited this site years ago with my child's school class and there seemed like a lot more to do than this time. I missed the extra activities!

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Ben Lomond, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Steam Train Ride is a favorite of our guests that stay at the Ben Lomond Bungalow. The event planner ia always busy, there are weddings, christmas light tours, redwood to beach boardwalk rides, and just the old fashioned mountain climb to the picnic grounds where you might witness a hold up, or civil war battle.

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went on a gorgeous saturday and it's like a little old western town, they even do old time antique photos there. Fun place for any age really, tons of families, couples old and young. Took the steam train through the redwoods for $27 and it lasted a little over an hour and fifteen minutes, even had a small wedding going,... More 

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Additional Information about Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Felton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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