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Roaring Camp Steam Train Through Santa Cruz Redwoods

  • Book your ticket ahead of time to avoid sold-out departure times for the train
  • Learn about the redwood forest through your train conductor's commentary
  • Explore the Bear Mountain summit and its attractions
Roaring Camp Steam Train Through Santa Cruz Redwoods
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11am DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 11am
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Ride through the Santa Cruz redwood forests aboard a steam locomotive on this alternative sightseeing tour, a great choice for travelers with limited time. Guarantee access to the popular and often sold-out Roaring Camp Steam Train by booking in advance, and personalize your itinerary by choosing from a range of departure times.

What to Expect

Find your way to the Roaring Camp Steam train's departure point in the town of Felton. Make your way through the recreation of an historic town and exchange your voucher for a ticket on the train ride you have chosen. Booking this ticket ahead of time guarantees your spot and your choice of departure time; rides often sell out, especially in the summer.

Sit down on the open train and enjoy the scenery as the train chugs through the redwood forest. Listen to your conductor's commentary, which will fill you in on the history of the area and the train system in California. You'll learn that the train itself dates back to the 1800s and is one of the country's best preserved narrow-guage steam engines.

When you reach Bear Mountain's summit, hop out to stretch your legs and explore the nearby Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

Return to Roaring Camp at the end of your ride, which takes about an hour.

Reviews (195)
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Reviewed today
A day to take you back to you childhood train fantasy

We went here for an afternoon ride early fall. As there are multiple options, we chose to go with the Steam Train through the Redwoods which, we felt, would be exciting for our 2 year old as well as interesting and educative for us as...More

Thank Vikhram
Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazing trip back in time

Absolutely loved this trip up the hillside through the mighty redwoods, the sound of the steam and whistle was brilliant, highly recommend this if you're in the area

Thank lornadixon11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Beautiful scenery, so relaxing!

Roaring camp is a cute place to visit. The parking fee is $10 per car. Walking into Roaring Camp across the old bridge kind of feels like you’re stepping back into time. We came just for the train ride but walked around a little. There’s...More

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Steam Engine ride up to Bear Mountain

The steam engine ride was fun for the family. It takes you around thru the redwood trees of Bear Mountain. The only con is that the price of the ride is expensive in my opinion. 3 adults and a kid cost $120 for an hr...More

Thank Sin_Slasher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charming, beautiful and education day out!

I have been lucky enough to be on a lot of steam trains, but this one was quite different. The carriages are largely open-topped, which allows you to lean back and look at the beautiful looming redwood trees all around you. What I liked most...More

Thank Sasha O
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3 October 2018|
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Response from Hawaiiwahine808 | Reviewed this property |
It's about an hour and a half ride... a fun playground too! They have lots of activities for kids to explore...its on their website..
3 September 2018|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, you would have to contact them. I myself wouldn't as it is a long trip with only one 15 minute stop for a break.
Jill W
31 July 2018|
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Response from dawgman4449 | Reviewed this property |
Would be difficult.