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Roaring Camp Railroads

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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
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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 Bay in Felton.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (73 reviews)
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a surprise Father's Day tour through the redwoods up Bear Mountain on the steam train. Even the teenage daughters were surprised at how much they enjoyed it too! Very educational and a truly amazing way to see the beauty of these redwoods. Highly...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our 90 minute ride to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. Great ride through the mountains and the beautiful redwoods. Nice option of open air seating. Indoor seating also available. Well worth the $31 roundtrip.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have taken our grandchildren on the Roaring Camp Steam Train from Felton to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on several occasions. Besides allowing passengers to see the tall redwood trees, the train ride provides environmental and local history lessons. One can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One the highlights of our American holiday. Staff are so friendly. Lovely atmosphere. Pleasant cafe. Gorgeous steam ride through the woods. Memorable tree ring when we got off half way. Great commentary during the ride; something you don't get in the UK on these sort...More

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jeanneccyc
April 5, 2018|
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Response from krysheila99 | Reviewed this property |
we actually road the train an somebody had a dog on the train with them. I also seen people walking on the trails on the side of the train with dogs so I would say yes dog friendly
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Stephen O
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Mary I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is round trip
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Leticia J
October 2, 2017|
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Response from Taylor Q | Reviewed this property |
We rode the main steam engine and my boys loved it. My oldest is 5 but I would imagine a 7 year old would like it too.
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