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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

Address: P.O. Box G-1, Felton, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Felton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: A train ride into a private redwood stand.
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A train ride into a private redwood stand.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I rode this train in absolute awe as we entered the redwood forest! I felt like a little kid! Do not hesitate to jump at the chance to take this train ride. It will be something you will never forget. My only wish was that I would have been better able to hear the narrator over the sound of the... More 

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121 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a destination in the summer months with lots of fun and interesting things to do. But, in the winter its a train ride through the Redwoods available once a day. While it's enjoyable I would suggest visiting during the warm months.

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Missouri City, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Train only runs once daily at 12:30pm. Train only runs once daily at 12:30pm. Train only runs once daily at 12:30pm.

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How many times can you say you know a great place to take a whole family for a wonderful day out? Easy if you are going to Roaring Camp. Not only is it easy to get to ( who can say no to a lovely drive through the redwoods) but there is so much to see and do once you... More 

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Tustin, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I decided to go on this ride, since I was passing through the area. It was raining for part of the time, but it was still very enjoyable. What a wonderful way to learn about the Redwoods, while riding through these beautiful forests! The conductor was fun, and very knowledgeable, which was great! The ride is about 1 hour and... More 

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Orange, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had such a great time last year, we went back this year and took my 93 year old mother-in-law. At the top of the mountain, she was greeted by Santa, who gave her a candy cane. We took a most memorable photo of that event. It was a chilly day and we were served hot cider. It was her best... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Walked over to this place from the state park to eat our picnic lunch. We were not interested in the train ride, just a picnic. Our group of 4 was astounded at the $25 fee to use a picnic table. We didn't see any enforcement, so suspect a lot of people ignore the fee.

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Niceville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I never even heard of this place, but it really is a lot of fun to jump on an old fashioned steam locomotive "Choo Choo" train and take a trip to the top of Bear mountain. An absolute must for families with kids and for people who still have a bit of a kid inside them.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We where recently in the area as we where visiting two missions and saw a brochure for the Steam Train ride through the redwoods and so glad we went. The train ride is about an hour and a half long and a beautiful site to see. Great for all age groups. Meet a mother and child on our ride who... More 

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San Francisco
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11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

For a delightful day trip in the redwoods, jump on the narrow-gauge railroad and listen to the old steam engine of the Roaring Camp and Big Trees train, near Felton California. The cars are open, so one can look up to the sky and marvel at the tall trees as the engine chugs to the top of Bear Mountain. At... More 

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