Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz
Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018, USA
Ticket Price: 27 USD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Forest, Family And Kids, Train Ride
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About Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz
The Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad is a shot of nostalgia for people who have travelled in steam trains, and even for those who haven’t, it an experience that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. The train runs on a 3-feet narrow gauge railroad and travels a distance of more than 3 miles, even passing through the majestic redwood forest. Though the camp operations began in 1960s, the engines date back to the late 19th century, and were worked upon extensively to bring them back to working condition.
Roaring Camp Railroads Information
- Restaurant is available at camp.
Roaring Camp Railroads Ticket Prices
Redwood Forest Steam Train:
- Adults (13 & up): 27 USD
- Children (2-12): 20 USD
- Under 2 years: Free
- Santa Cruz Beach Train
- Adults (13 & up): 29 USD
- Children (2-12): 23 USD
- Under 2 years: Free
- Parking: 10 USD/vehicle
- Civil War event on Memorial Day Weekend: 5 USD
- Admission to grounds: Free
Roaring Camp Railroads Opening and Closing Hours
- Check official website for detailed and current departure times for trains.
How To reach Roaring Camp Railroads by Public Transport
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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The best classic steam train experience we could think of. The history and kids photos opportunity and play arrangement is more than what we expected. Loved it and recommend it to anyone planning a steam train ride in the forest. Best of all, the state park right behind the train stop is so worth the drive. Beautifully preserved elder redwood trees made the whole experience top notch
My son absolutely loved it (9 months old). We took the Christmas ride to the top of Bear mountain. There was a family of redwoods that formed a grove.standing amoungst them felt like we were standing in a holy cathedral. Truly a magical experience. Pro tip: get in line ASAP so you can get in a cart that doesn't have a net covering over it so you can look up and see the views rather then having to stare to the left or right.
A fun train ride! We have been several times... It is one of my favorite places to take out of town visitors. The forest time we went the last who spoke on the train was amazing! She pretty much spoke the entire train ride and told about the history of the area and the trees. The guy we had today barely said anything so that was a little disappointing. Make sure you bring all that you need as it is a long Walk from the parking lot to the camp/train area.
This is a fun experience and also peaceful because it involves nature. I also like the pathway to get to the train because it's beautiful scenery and good photo spots. The main thing I didn't approve of is the price. I feel like it's too expensive for the trip they take you on.
For a great mountain experience this is the place. Old growth redwoods protected by original owner. Fun train to ride through the woods. Excellent snack bar in the park. Next door is Henry cowells redwoods state park. Clean restrooms. A bit of a hike from the parking lot, even for the handicap. The gift shop is quaint and needs an update. I recommend the gift shop in the state park instead.