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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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Moore, Oklahoma, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the redwoods in a new way this is the place plus you get to ride a narrow gauge railroad.It was something else hearing that lonesome whistle sound through the trees and stir your soul.

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Paso Robles, CA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
52 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very well organized. We visited on a day that they had the "Thomas the Train" event. Lots to see and do, including photo ops and train rides in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

By dad loves trains and trees. He loved this, and its and easy excursion from Metro San Francisco, San Jose or Santa Cruz. Good for families (children will love the train) and for less mobile travelers.

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Los Gatos, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a slow clime up Bear Mt. as the steam train passes through some beautiful forest. Teens and Adults my find the trip not as exciting...

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Encinitas, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had fun riding the steam engine train this week at Roaring Camp. It was a great way for us to see the redwoods and be in the middle of it without having to hike or do a lot of walking. The whole trip is only about 1 hour long, which is a perfect length for our 3 year old... More

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Fremont, California
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1,534 reviews 1,534 reviews
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922 helpful votes 922 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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257 reviews 257 reviews
61 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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