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Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow-Gauge Railroad

5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Great for kids, train lovers, and redwood curious

My partner and I enjoyed the ride, but our whole section was kids and everyone was eating haha. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
via mobile
It was okay-average, nothing we would probably do again

We got there at 9 (because the website says they open at 9!) nothing was open, was expecting to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann K
San Francisco, California
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A train ride into a private redwood stand.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
5401 Graham Hill Rd, Felton, CA 95018-9745
+1 831-335-4484
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed the ride, but our whole section was kids and everyone was eating haha. We brought our dog along, who was scared at first motion but after 5 minutes got the hang of the arrangement. I wouldn't recommend this excursion. They...More

Thank D E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there at 9 (because the website says they open at 9!) nothing was open, was expecting to be able to see the blacksmith, candlemaking, old time photo studio, etc. The bathrooms were not even open b/c the water was shut off. The staff...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This place is fun. The ride on the old steam train in the giant redwood trees was great. I thought the price was a little high with the $10 parking fee.

Thank KAHNMAN805
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Fun ride through the redwoods. Staff very helpful and friendly. The walk through Cowell redwoods was definitely a bonus.

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This place is probably Felton's best-kept secret. So charming. The train rides are such a joy, especially the Halloween & Christmas ones they do. If you haven't ever been, do the Halloween train ride up to the top of Bear Mountain with your children (little...More

Thank Feltonite
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We did the beach train from Roaring camp to Santa Cruz. Our narrator on the train was fantastic. Then in the evening we did the moonlight train ride as well. The view of the redwoods and the whole experience of the evening train ride was...More

1  Thank valenciadonna63
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Was a little surprise at the $10 car park charge as you have to pay for everything inside so not sure why. We did the steam train ride and was 11/4 hour ride and reasonable value. Can take your own food or eat there. Really...More

Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend the train tickets. Some tips... if you are interested in seeing the conductor navigate the engine, sit close to the front. If you don't have affinity to the diesel smell, sit in the back. Nevertheless, you will be in the back.

Thank newyorkannie7
Reviewed 1 September 2017

the journey takes you up through the redwoods on a lovely 100 year old steam engine and the conductor gives a talk all the way through which is very interesting and historical

Thank Trunkers
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Our friend treated us to the Thomas Train ride at the roaring camp so that our toddler and her son could truly enjoy the love of their life, THOMAS. The train ride was less than an hour and left us adults as well as kids...More

1  Thank Ninaad D
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19 January 2018|
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Response from Azsunshinelover | Reviewed this property |
same as above.
15 December 2017|
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Response from valenciadonna63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. My boyfriend and I went together for this. The cars on the train hold about 30 people. As the train is moving everyone is looking at all the beautiful redwoods along the way. Some are small groups together and others... More
11 August 2017|
Response from Kalyse G | Reviewed this property |
Yes , I would call them as soon as possible to see what their policy is for refunds. They over sell the ride on occasion so the quicker they know, they can resell your ticket. 😊