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Roaring Camp Railroads

5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Roaring Camp Steam Train Through Santa Cruz Redwoods
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US$228.11*
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Private California Coast and Redwoods Tour
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam train” (55 reviews)
“train ride” (102 reviews)
“general store” (24 reviews)
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95018-9745
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+1 831-335-4484
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"steam train"
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"train ride"
in 102 reviews
"general store"
in 24 reviews
"bear mountain"
in 20 reviews
"redwood forest"
in 30 reviews
"henry cowell state park"
in 14 reviews
"big trees"
in 18 reviews
"fun train"
in 10 reviews
"love trains"
in 5 reviews
"civil war reenactment"
in 5 reviews
"west town"
in 4 reviews
"open air car"
in 4 reviews
"hot apple cider"
in 4 reviews
"panning for gold"
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"narrow gauge"
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"entire ride"
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"thomas the tank engine"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my grandkids and family and everybody from the little kids that's off enjoy this location it was so much fun we went from Felton to Santa Cruz and back we also enjoyed our lunch there and have some apple pie also the entertainment was...More

Thank krysheila99
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

I wanted to see the Redwoods! Although the I had lived 23 years in California, I was too young to really appreciate them when I was young. My daughter reacted similarly, saying they were pretty much big trees. But with quite a history! The tour...More

Thank Christina H
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

this place has a real steam train that chugs thu the redwood forest to the beach and back0 its a great place to visit!

Thank Will S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Was the worst experience ever.. this is for kids only , they gave every kid a noise maker which they blew the entire ride, it takes you thru the worst of santa Cruz, homeless camps, trash dump, cement plant, horrible. we thought it was going...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It has nothing to see except a few ligts inaide the train. Actualy it is Very ugly outside in most of the ride. The employees were rude and clearly didn't seem to like to work there at all. The ride costed our family $120. We...More

1  Thank jen S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

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Thank Lucy E
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Taking the family on a open air train ride through the Santa Cruz Big Bear Mountain surrounded by Redwood Forest 1000s of years old saving hours on hiking through... priceless. Professional experience with conductor giving history! Loved it. Nearby don't forget to walk through the...More

Thank broekman
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 10:35 and was on the 11:15 train. Heaps of fun and the Christmas tree walk with Santa was an added bonus. Free cup of hot apple cider at the walk was nice. If you sit on the long open carriages, try and...More

1  Thank Jacqueline D
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

It said on the ticket that if boarding the train in Santa Cruz, I could simply print it out and show it to the conductor. It just said the train would leave from the Boardwalk. No specific location... We showed up 30min early and found...More

Thank Marit B
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Stephen O
7 December 2017|
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Response from Mary I | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It is round trip
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Leticia J
2 October 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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TravelsDaGlobe
4 March 2017|
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
I checked with my sources and found that you could ride both in the same day if you start in Felton first, ride the Bear Mt loop and then ride to Santa Cruz and back to Felton. These trains each have a different vibe.
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