Roaring Camp Railroads

Currently Closed
  • Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018, USA, 95018, Santa Cruz, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8313354484
  • Fax: +1-8313351702
  • Ticket Price: 27 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Family And Kids, Train Ride, Social, Entertainment, Amusement Parks

Roaring Camp Railroads - Review

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.

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Santa Cruz before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Santa Cruz and book an accommodation of your choice.

TripHobo Highlights for Roaring Camp Railroads

  • Roaring Camp Railroads Address: 5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018, USA, 95018, Santa Cruz, United States
  • Roaring Camp Railroads Contact Number: +1-8313354484
  • Roaring Camp Railroads Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Roaring Camp Railroads Price: 27 USD
  • Best time to visit Roaring Camp Railroads(preferred time): 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Roaring Camp Railroads: 04:00 Hrs
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Plan a Trip to Roaring Camp Railroads using our free Santa Cruz Trip Planner
  • Explore Santa Cruz itineraries created by fellow travellers
  • Website:
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch

Things to Know Before Visiting Roaring Camp Railroads

  • 42.96% of people who visit Santa Cruz include Roaring Camp Railroads in their plan

  • 46.97% of people start their Roaring Camp Railroads visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Roaring Camp Railroads

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Roaring Camp Railroads

People normally club together Mystery Spot and University Of California Santa Cruz while planning their visit to Roaring Camp Railroads.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Roaring Camp Railroads Map

Enable Map

Roaring Camp Railroads Trips

Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz Reviews

  • Decided to try Roaring Camp railroad during an out of town trip while visiting Santa Cruz. Our three boys enjoyed the train ride, the blacksmith and panning for gold. They also sold duck food for a dollar in the general store to feed the ducks at the pond, my kids could've done that all day! I enjoyed the ambience, the conductors impressive knowledge of the surrounding area and the train and I appreciated that it was busy but not overwhelming for a Saturday morning. Would like to have tried the train ride from the pier but was short on time. Overall, we had a great morning and are willing to come back for one of their special events!

  • We always take out of town guests to the train. There are two trains: The beach train that originates at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk (limited runs) and the Big Trees train that starts at Roaring camp and goes into the trees. We really like the beach train best. It's an hour long ride and then you have another hour to look around the little camp, get a snack, and hop back on the train back to the beach. I would have given it 5 stars but the snack bar help were completely inept. When the train arrives at the camp from the beach, there are two places that everyone heads for: the snack bar and restrooms. It took 30 minutes to get a glass of cider and it was hot- no ice. We were the 3rd one in line, but they said they had a lot of ice cream orders to fill. The snack staff just didn't seem to know what they were doing. Maybe they all had just started that day? I don't know. The managers should know when the train arrives that it's all hands on deck. There were some pretty upset people. Bottom line: Bring your own snacks! Or you might miss the train going back. Other than that, the train is a nice relaxing ride with a very humorous conductor who shares the history along the route.

  • Had a ton of fun with my kids here. The redwoods are stunning. Directly next to the state park with more incredible trees - you don't have to pay to park twice just walk over. Food is super expensive so eat before you go and pack water. The train ride was mostly covered in the forest but is open air.

  • Nice scenic train ride through the redwood forest. The camp is reminiscent of an old West town. On weekends there are several kids activities like candle making, gold panning, printing press, blacksmith, face painting, etc. On weekdays only one activity may be available. I recommend buying train tickets in advance as they can sell out and each ride is over an hour. There are picnic tables, a grass play field, volleyball nets, and horseshoes. There are also hiking/hiking trails.

  • I rode the steam train through the redwoods with my teenage son. We are both rail fans, but it was a heck of a lot fun. I would rate it as one of the best train rides we've been on. The only negative comment I have is that we sat in a car that had an old sound system, so you couldn't hear the narration. We enjoyed it just the same and the conductor said that soon all the cars will have the updated speakers. But if you go, I would ask beforehand which car has the updated speakers so you can hear the narration.

Read all reviews

All Questions

Roaring camp railroads
    Simply click on Ask a Question to add question

Find places near Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz

  • Bank of America ATM 6144 Highway 9
    1.421 km away
  • US Bank ATM 253 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.879 km away
  • Wells Fargo ATM 6255 Graham Hill Rd
    1.339 km away
  • Citibank ATM 5960 Highway 9
    1.673 km away
  • Chase ATM 247 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.769 km away
  • Citibank ATM 274 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.787 km away
View On Map
  • Chase Bank 247 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.956 km away
  • Bay Federal Credit Union 255 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.812 km away
  • US Bank 253 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.879 km away
  • Union Bank 6221 Graham Hill Rd
    1.337 km away
  • Liberty Bank 6230 Highway 9
    1.545 km away
  • Union Bank 6265 Highway 9
    1.593 km away
View On Map
  • Rite Aid 6123 Highway 9
    1.441 km away
  • CVS Pharmacy 6247 Graham Hill Rd
    1.408 km away
  • Longs Drugs 257 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.771 km away
  • Rite Aid 6247 Graham Hill Rd
    1.33 km away
  • Longs Drugs 6247 Graham Hill Rd
    1.327 km away
View On Map
  • Monty's Log Cabin 5755 Highway 9
    1.075 km away
  • Monty's Log Cabin 5458 Taylor Way
    1.33 km away
  • Cowboy Bar & Grill 6155 Highway 9
    1.46 km away
View On Map
  • Felton Donuts & Pastries 6259 Graham Hill Rd
    1.35 km away
View On Map
  • Cutesy Cupcakes 245 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.976 km away
View On Map
  • Rockys Cafe 6560 Highway 9
    2.048 km away
  • Coffee Cat 255 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.825 km away
  • The White Raven 6253 Highway 9
    1.589 km away
  • Castelli's Deli Cafe 6965 Highway 9
    2.641 km away
  • Starbucks 253 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.935 km away
  • Mountain Roastings 6263 Graham Hill Rd
    1.346 km away
View On Map
  • Baskin-Robbins 245 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.946 km away
View On Map
  • Don Quixote's Hwy 9
    0.651 km away
  • Larry's Famous Chai 6630 Highway 9
    2.159 km away
  • Awakenings Books Espresso 6180 Highway 9
    1.462 km away
  • Reema's 6965 Highway 9
    2.598 km away
  • Shun Feng Mountain City 6112 Highway 9
    1.361 km away
  • Dale's Diner 6560 Highway 9
    2.044 km away
View On Map
  • Don Quixote 6275 Highway 9
    1.62 km away
  • The Cremer House 6256 Highway 9
    1.553 km away
  • Trout Farm Inn 7701 E Zayante Rd
    2.931 km away
  • Heavenly Cafe 1210 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.532 km away
View On Map
  • Bruno's Barbecue Restaurant 245 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.976 km away
  • The BBQ Store 6500 Highway 9
    1.97 km away
View On Map
  • McDonald's 259 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.743 km away
  • Chubby's Diner 266 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.887 km away
  • Good News Restaurant Supplies 6144 Highway 9
    1.41 km away
  • Heavenly Cafe & Catering 6250 Highway 9
    1.543 km away
View On Map
  • Chopstix 6249 Highway 9
    1.583 km away
  • Felton Chinese Food 6112 Highway 9
    1.366 km away
  • Chopstix Chinese Restaurant 150 Oak Ave
    1.048 km away
View On Map
  • Togo's 266 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.872 km away
View On Map
  • J Bs 6272 Highway 9
    1.566 km away
View On Map
  • Mama Mia's Italian Restaurant 6231 Graham Hill Rd
    1.333 km away
  • Oak Tree Ristorante 5447 Highway 9
    0.862 km away
  • La Bruschetta Restaurant 5447 Highway 9
    0.864 km away
View On Map
  • Taqueria Vallarta 6272 Highway 9
    1.585 km away
View On Map
  • Redwood Pizzeria 6205 Highway 9
    1.525 km away
  • Round Table Pizza 245 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.995 km away
  • Papa Murphys Take n Bake 245 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.949 km away
  • Round Table Pizza 6267 Graham Hill Rd
    1.37 km away
  • Fat Cat Deli 6965 Highway 9
    2.639 km away
  • Pizza Factory 6205 Highway 9
    1.517 km away
View On Map
  • Sushi San 6231 Graham Hill Rd
    1.319 km away
View On Map
  • Kao Sook Thai Cuisine 245 Mount Hermon Rd
    2.968 km away
View On Map
  • Chevron 6325 Highway 9
    1.699 km away
  • Valero 6225 Graham Hill Rd
    1.923 km away
  • Felton Fuels 6225 Graham Hill Rd
    1.308 km away
  • Quik Stop Hwy 9
    1.21 km away
  • Electric Charging Station 101 Big Trees Park Rd
    0.248 km away
View On Map
  • Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific 5355 Graham Hill Rd
    0.026 km away
View On Map
Show More