A very enjoyable afternoon on the train riding through the beautiful big trees and learning some history.
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.
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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We experienced the Fathers Day Steam Train ride through the redwoods. Our teenage daughters were really surprised at how much they enjoyed it! It was very well done and all the dad's seemed to have a great time. Reserve in advance so you don't miss...More
My wife and I have taken our grandchildren on the Roaring Camp Steam Train into the Santa Cuz Beach Boardwalk on several occasions, and they have loved it. Not only do they see the towering redwoods, they learn about the trees and local history as...More
We live in Monterey and were spending a day trip to Santa Cruz. A friend had told us about the train ride that boarded at the Boardwalk, so we went ahead and bought tickets online ahead of time. When we got to the Boardwalk there...More