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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

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Find some kids to take on this wonderful steam railroad unless you don't mind being a kid and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buffalo NY
Great Train Rides!

We did both the Redwood Steam Train as well as the Santa Cruz BeachTrain. The steam train is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Find some kids to take on this wonderful steam railroad unless you don't mind being a kid and riding it on your own. Spend some time examining the great bevel gear drives on this 1912 train. the folks running the place are great. Usually there...More

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did both the Redwood Steam Train as well as the Santa Cruz BeachTrain. The steam train is a 1-hour and 15-minute ride with a 10 minute stop at the top of the mountain. A really beautiful route through the redwood trees and a unique...More

Thank BuckeyeJeff1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After going to Henry Cowell Park we walked right over on the opposite side of the visitors center. There are always events going on so it’s best to check their website for events and pricing. The day we we there they had hold panning, candle...More

Thank MommaAmp
Reviewed June 10, 2018

After a minor panic about arriving 40 Min prior to departure we managed to get the train without issue. Tour guide was informative and amusing. had a great time. Take dad for fathers day he will love it.

Thank bialbero-racing
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Took the whole family, 8 of us at $221, on the train ride. When we got there we found a dirt parking lot out in the middle of nowhere and they are asking for $10 to allow me to park my car. Where else could...More

Thank Douie
Reviewed June 3, 2018

A lovely way to spend either an hour and a half, or three hours, depending on which tour you choose. We took the 90-minute one that winds through the forest, an open-air steam locomotive ride through beautiful redwood forests. The only thing I would suggest...More

Thank Mara B
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This was my birthday celebration location this year and I was not disappointed. We went to Roaring Camp in Felton and took the 10:15 a.m. train to Santa Cruz. The open air steam train ride through the beautiful scenic Redwoods took us about an hour....More

Thank Mychelle F
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

I went specifically to ride the train which costs $29.00. They make you pay $10.00 for parking. When I arrived there were many schools on field trip. The kids were learning all about the history of the redwoods from people in costume. They were also...More

Thank TRIPPY013
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Took our 3 year old to Roaring Camp on a Friday in May. She absolutely loved the engine’s noises and steam, as well as the ride through the redwoods. It wasn’t very busy. Staff were very friendly. Strongly recommended.

Thank dT9967FO
Reviewed May 2, 2018

I took my husband on a ride at Roaring Camp Railroad, and it was pretty cool. At the station there's a little 'town' with a general store and a gallery of pictures from the old days. Once on the train, you sit in cars with...More

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January 18, 2018|
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Response from Trunkers | Reviewed this property |
Mine was running a steam engine but to my surprise it was burning oil to generate steam. Well worth the money
December 14, 2017|
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Response from valenciadonna63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. My boyfriend and I went together for this. The cars on the train hold about 30 people. As the train is moving everyone is looking at all the beautiful redwoods along the way. Some are small groups together and others... More
August 10, 2017|
Response from Kalyse G | Reviewed this property |
Yes , I would call them as soon as possible to see what their policy is for refunds. They over sell the ride on occasion so the quicker they know, they can resell your ticket. 😊