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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
US$29 per adult
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2pm Departure
Tour departs at 2pm
US$29.00 per adult
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Departs at 3:30pm
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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.

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Reviewed today
Absolutely Beautiful!

This was my third time to take this wonderful ride through the Redwoods. The trains are so much fun! The old time trains whistle is enchanting. The young man that collects the tickets gives an amazing narrative about the redwoods, the steam engine and the...More

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great train ride slow food

We went on the last train (2pm) to Bear Mountain. Due to traffic we arrived later we wanted and having to collect tickets at the box office after booking online added a delay. Being able to print tickets on your PC would be helpful. As...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Family outing

What a nice way to spend an afternoon! After a picnic under a shade tree, we took the train ride through the redwood forest. Everyone, including grandparents and teens, had a great time. Conductor Trevor did an outstanding job giving the history of the train...More

Thank Betty H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome ride, but no dogs, please!

Despite the 90+ degrees, the train ride through the redwoods was very enjoyable, very well narrated and conducted by a very knowledgeable young guy. Kudos for the train! The only complaint I and many other passengers had was the dogs being allowed on the train.

4  Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun!

We have been wanting to do this for years and we finally got around to going. So my kids are teens now and I was a little worried no one would enjoy it. But we all had a great time. The train going up the...More

3  Thank Karen M
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8 July 2018|
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Response from Eaglepipeclub | Reviewed this property |
Parking is $10. You can either park at Roaring Camps or park at the Henry Cowell State Park with the state fee at $10. I used the Park because it is closer to the train station and then came back to the State Park to walk... More
24 April 2018|
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Response from Stevej95060 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't actually taken the Bear Mountain train. It's a separate train which I believe only runs on special occasions - I could be wrong about that. Roaring Camp is located on Graham Hill Road, just east of downtown... More
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