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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

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A train ride into a private redwood stand.
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, the positives: the narrow gauge train ride is a splendid hour of going up steep mountainside tracks through privately owned, original growth redwoods...pretty stunning on both beauty and technology grounds. The Roaring Camp is a sort of Williamsburg of the West, without characters in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We travelled to California from New York for a family wedding. It was held at Roaring Camp. The wedding party and all the guests rode up into the redwoods after the wedding ceremony. There was an ongoing explanation by the conductor, of what we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was a really great experience. I was a little hesitant as an adult but I'm glad I did it. This was during my solo trek down the PCH. The train itself was awesome, the guide did a fantastic job explaining how it worked as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Louis D
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a "must do"! Many great photo ops and it left me wishing it was a longer journey. So glad we went. Be prepared to pay $10 for parking....I thought that was a little pricey.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scrapgirlie
Reviewed September 17, 2018

A special treat. the train takes you up the mountain for an over an hour ride. The crew are informative and entertaining, and at the end of the ride you end up getting to experience “The Cathedral” which is a stunning natural redwood formation.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wmerry2016
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I am a huge rail fan and this is one of the best scenic train rides there is anywhere. Where else can you find historic steam trains and massive redwoods. Along with the Cog Railroad up Mt Washington in New Hampshire this is my favorite...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Took the Steam Train up to the Redwoods & it was simply GORGEOUS! The family visiting truly enjoyed the trip & everyone was a grand time!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I had not been here in 40+ years. Why?? Anyhow, I was camping in Felton and we took the train down to the Boardwalk, rode the Big Dipper, played a few games and grabbed a box of chocolate covered bacon for the ride back. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Biglaugh
Reviewed August 18, 2018

One of two train rides with this company finds us going to the top of Bear Mountain. This is a narrow gauge rail which is about all of the room that you have. After many switchbacks and actual switches we reached the top. A great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jim H
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We just paid over 80 bucks as parents of a 3-year-old to take this train ride up Bear Mountain. Our kid loves trains, but there was not much to the tour beyond a long, meandering tour guide’s tale about the origins of the term “highball”...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 kalyseg | 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. 😊