Now Open: Roaring Camp Railroad near Santa Cruz - 510 Families
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Now Open: Roaring Camp Railroad near Santa Cruz

About 90 minutes from Berkeley is a magical redwood forest with a real steam train chugging up and down steep passes. If you’ve never made the trip to Roaring Camp Railroad, you’re missing something special.

Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton, CA

What to expect at Roaring Camp Railroad

There are a couple of different options: you can drive to the camp in Felton, which is located inside the beautiful redwoods, and take a real steam train on a loop through the forest. Or, you can get a diesel train with open cars that leaves from the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, drives through town, and heads up and back into the redwoods.

Book your tickets in advance.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Please wear a face covering, practice physical distancing, and be prepared to answer a range of safety questions. To see the full range of Covid-19 precautions.


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Plan your visit to Roaring Camp Railroad

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Book your tickets in advance and plan to arrive about 30 minutes before your scheduled departure. There are many photo props and a play area that are usually open. There is a meager snack bar as well.

Roaring Camp Railroad in Santa Cruz is awesome for Bay Area train lovers

Other excuses to visit Roaring Camp near Santa Cruz

Throughout the year, Roaring Camp Railroads has many special events including Day Out with Thomas and a Christmas Train Celebration. Do you have a small person in your house who can’t get enough of Thomas, Chuggington, and every other chugging choo choo out there? You might want to spend a whole train-themed weekend in Santa Cruz.


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