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Roaring Camp Railroads

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Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
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See California’s towering redwood trees from two historic railroads. Ride...

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 Bay in Felton.

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Roaring Camp Steam Train Through Santa Cruz Redwoods
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This is one super amazing attracrtion

my sister and I were there in Feb 2017. We simply loved seeing all the old trains being remade. Then we booked tickets to go up the mountain with the stream engine led train..it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Falmouth, Canada
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Falmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my sister and I were there in Feb 2017. We simply loved seeing all the old trains being remade. Then we booked tickets to go up the mountain with the stream engine led train..it was amazing and super good for kids and for teens and adults, even those in wheelchairs could go up too. An amazing place to be and... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 5 adults and 1 train loving toddler. I think the adults enjoyed the ride just as much as our son. The scenery up the mountain was pretty and we enjoyed hearing the history. I'm so glad we did this. They brought out the steam engine because there was a large tour group there that day. The steam engine... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Belated review but better than not doing! We visited on 27th Dec 2016. Thanks to the destination experts, Puter, holodan and others, we had a great time driving down Highway 1 and visiting many sights! It was busy at Roaring Camp. When we pulled in at the car park, the train was just leaving (about 10.30 a.m.).... must have been... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to take a picnic and spend the day for families.Many old growth redwoods on the property . Full Moon train in summer includes dinner and dancing to a Country Western style band . Fun date night or group outing. Reserve early as only 1 full moon per month. Steam Locomotive the best and Thomas the Tank engine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great train great view, the only problem is that the train is open top, so quite cold in winter, make sure you bring enough clothes

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you like railroads- and even if you don't!!- You will LOVE this railroad that goes into the Santa Cruz Mountains. I went on this in October and it was AWESOME!!!! I learned a lot about the history of the area and the ecology of the forest. What a fun trip!!!

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

My wife and I just moved to Northern California and wanted to find a fun way to check out the Red Woods and all I can say is WOW! The entire experience was absolutely great. The staff is knowledgeable and had great stories to share about the area which was fun. But the train is classic and well maintained, if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Just like the little train that thought it could make it up the steep hill, this steam engine gives you the same feeling as you really see how clever the engineers were in navigating some very steep terrain in order to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. The conductor on the ride tells you all sorts of history... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We climbed aboard the steam train and headed up the mountain. The view of the ancient redwoods was amazing and the ride on the 150-year-old train was great fun. When we got to the top of the hill, we had a chance to walk around a little. All in all, a satisfying hour-long trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Nestle in the redwood forest, you'll hear the rumble of the steam and the whistle. The whole attraction is very authentic. They run a loop route through the forest over a trestle. They also run a diesel train into Santa Cruz boardwalk. They host many special events: Thomas the tank engine, Civil War reenactment, Santa train.

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