Roaring Camp Railroads

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  • 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.

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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
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  • 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.

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Roaring Camp Railroads, Santa Cruz Reviews

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  • 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.

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