Ride the steam trains for a cheap thrill

Tilden Park Steam Trains

The steam trains in Tilden Park are one of the East Bay’s best kept secrets. I say that — not because nobody knows about them — only because you really have to know how to drive through the hills to find them. The railroad is located at the south end of Tilden Park, at the intersection of Grizzly Peak Blvd and Lomas Cantadas Rd (That’s the Ashby end NOT the Marin end of the hills for all you directionally challenged folks like myself).

Tilden Park Steam TrainsOpen weekends year-round from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or dusk, weather permitting during holidays and school closures. Bring a few dollars to purchase tickets in advance and enjoy the ride. That’s all you need to know. Certain special Sundays, the tiny railroad runs as well.

$3 per ride or $12 for 5 rides. FREE for under 2 years.

Wondering if the train will be open due to weather? Do you want to get up to date information about the steam train? Call (510) 548-6100 or find out on Facebook.