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See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Ride steam trains to Bear Mountain or Beach Trains to Santa Cruz. Visit an 1880s logging town located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Between San Francisco and Monterey...more
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There are so many activities to do everybody will find at least one thing. There was gold mining, black smithing, music, food and much more. The train tour it self was amazing to see all the big old trees and the almost untouched nature was...More
There were adults, seniors and several families with toddlers. Every one in our train car was so happy and thoroughly enjoying this ride. Travis was really good a narrating the history of the railroad and shared information about the redwoods and this forest, and gave...More
This roaring train journey was delightful and beyond my expectations. Not sure about the carbon footprint of the steam engine train and its impact on the environment, but other than that, you get the satisfaction of contributing to the conservation of these large trees and...More
We visited roaring camp with our adult kids and our grandchildren. This place is a big hit with the kids and the folks at roaring camp are very accommodating. I highly recommend that you pack a lunch as their snack bar is pricey, which is...More
We took the 10:30 steam engine train ride up the redwood forest railway Roaring Camp. The history of the steam engine was fascinating, the ride safe but exciting, and the learning about the coastal redwood trees was very helpful. The cost was quite reasonable for...More
We enjoy riding trains, so when I saw this one went through the Redwoods, I knew we had to go. My husband and I visited with our moms and there was something for everyone to enjoy. The narrator was very knowledgeable, and they let you...More
We spent a delightful afternoon being pulled by Engine 40 up to Bear Mountain. Being cool wintry day made the trip even more fun. Our first time being pulled by # 40 and it was a different experience that the regular Steam trains.
Response from skyedalmt | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest catching the train in Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp and then taking the train back. However, I guess it all depends on the number of people in your group. If you take the train, you won't regret it. My son loved... More
I would suggest catching the train in Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp and then taking the train back. However, I guess it all depends on the number of people in your group. If you take the train, you won't regret it. My son loved it.
Response from indymel2018 | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend it. It is a bumpy ride and a lil crowded. It really just a time to appreciate the amazing beauty of the forest and take it all in. Eating would distract from that and might disrupt the other guests... More
I would not recommend it. It is a bumpy ride and a lil crowded. It really just a time to appreciate the amazing beauty of the forest and take it all in. Eating would distract from that and might disrupt the other guests. There is a campground and nice areas to eat before or after the ride. Enjoy!