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Tickets for Redwood Forest Steam Train

Ride into California's pioneer past on a 19th-century steam train

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Best time to visit
In the summer
Of the roundtrip: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Ride on one of the oldest and most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines through the forest and learn the history as you go - the train dates back to 1890
  • Travel over trestles, take in the majestic redwood groves and make your way up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the top of Bear Mountain - what amazing views!
  • Meet the Sheriff on his horse and get back to nature with the whole family

Breathe in that Californian air the way thousands have done since the 19th century: from an authentic steam train! Join your conductor on a ride up Bear Mountain as he shares the history of Roaring Camp and the trains that used to haul logs down from the mountains. It's the easiest and most scenic way to see the famous redwoods, the California State Tree. Kids will love it, and so will you!

Travel through the first virgin stand of coastal redwoods ever to be protected from logging, and soak up all that Californian fresh air as you go! Chug through the forest, all the way up a winding narrow-gauge track and check out the views from the summit of Bear Mountain.

Your cheery conductor will narrate the history of Roaring Camp as you go, and you might even get to meet the Sheriff on his horse!

It might not be transporting you to Hogwarts, but this is one magical train ride you won't forget!

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What's included
  • Transport on the train
  • Food and beverages
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket office to get your personal printed ticket. Make sure to arrive on time for your selected timeslot
  • The trains go no matter the weather, so dress accordingly

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Roaring Camp Railroads
5401 Graham Hill Road, CA 95018, Felton, Santa Cruz
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

Santa Cruz Metro Transit Route 34, get off at the Henry Cowell Redwoods Stat Park and Felton Covered Bridge.


  • Tours are offered in Diesel engine trains on weekdays between 6 November and 31 March and in Steam trains on all other days of the year including November - March weekends, 23 + 24 November, and 26 - 31 December
  • Dogs are permitted on a leash. They might have to wear a muzzle (available onsite, at the discretion of the conductor)
Oct 30, 2017
Very accomodating when you are late, one of relatively few places where these locomotives can show their capabilities.
Aug 7, 2017
We took our two granddaughters,ages 5 and 8 and we all loved it! The ride through the Big Trees was beautiful and getting off in the Redwoods for 10 min was perfect for the kids to do some climbing, and for us to take some pictures!

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