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Roaring Camp Railroads

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Address: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95018
Phone Number: 831-335-4484
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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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Beautiful steam train ride through the Redwoods and into the Boardwalk!

My sister found out about the beach train and it was an amazing experience!! An old school railroad train that traverses the Redwoods and into the beach!! How can you not love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Emmanuel B
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South Pasadena, California
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We rode the rain to Santa Cruz. The train ride was fun. I though the tickets were a bit expensive considering the length of ride. The employees there were great and very friendly. The train goes right into Santa Cruz which is quite a sight. It is a good activity for kids.

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South Pasadena, California
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My sister found out about the beach train and it was an amazing experience!! An old school railroad train that traverses the Redwoods and into the beach!! How can you not love that?! There was also an older gentleman narrating throughout the entire ride with historical facts about the redwoods and Santa Cruz. It was truly an amazing ride. There... More 

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Hercules, California
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hi gang, We came here to celebrate my grandson's 2nd birthday. He's two ?? OMG !!! Anyway, we picked up some sandwiches before arriving and found a quaint little picnic table. Tix are $29/adult and $22/for 2 yrs and up. How much space does a two yr old take up ?? The train was drawn by a classic, old steam... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandkids 4 and 7 yrs old hoping they would enjoy a train ride to the forest. Half way through the trip they got bored and sleepy. It could have been a fun a ride if the young guide is more upbeat and does not sound like announcing doomsday. He is knowledgeable but unsmiling and stoic. The trip... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our family of 9 because our 4 year old and 2 year old grandsons love trains. The boys were not disappointed. As soon as they saw the train they were jumping and yelling exicitedly. We took the forest train and loved it, the "guide" on the train gave a history lesson as we rode up the mountain through... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way to see old growth redwoods and scenery that is more peaceful than the busy beach scene in summer! The guide is not only informative but also fun.Kids love this, so I can't wait to share it with my grandson! Prices: $8 to park, tickets with no discount for seniors nor students [they must change to allow... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a recent trip to Santa Cruz. It's a great way to spend the afternoon. We took the steam train up through the Redwood trees and it was brilliant. Our tour guide was a great character, very funny and very informative. There's shops to buy nic nacs and snacks as well as a BBQ House for lunch... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the last minute we bought tickets for the night time (twilight) train trip. We were pleased to learn it included a full bbq dinner, apple pie, and beverages. The portions were generous. There was music before, in the middle, and after the train trip along with warm apple cider. The hospitality was excellent and Roaring Camp is beautiful at... More 

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Antioch, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our kids to take the train to the redwoods. The conductor was very informational and kept a nice narration of the many beautiful trees and other historic treasures. Parking was $8 and the western style "town" buildings were so fun to go through and browse. Food was sold here as well, we grabbed some popcorn before our train... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice way to spend an hour in the tall trees. The train was fun and the guide was entertaining. The cars are set up so that there was no crowding when we went which added to the enjoyment. Our guide told us interesting facts about both the redwoods and the train.

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