Everyone on the train was happy and enjoyed the beautiful trip. I have also enjoyed trips on two other narrow gauge trains. This one is most enjoyable for kids and families. The parking lot fee is $6 giving the family convenient access to the park; not too bad when you consider the city of Santa Cruz takes a $10 bill for parking at the boardwalk. Roaring Camp is actually a very well maintained and beautiful place to take the family for a picnic, etc.
The train ride I took was about an hour into the redwoods. A real steam engine pulled the open cars full of smiling tourists into the forest. We stopped for 10 minutes at the top of the ride with most getting off the training and gathering about 50 feet away in a small grove of huge redwoods. Nice.
The White Pass & Yukon Route is also a narrow gauge rail line with a truly remarkable history. Fabulous ride!
And if you find yourself in the southwest corner of Colorado try this Durango ride. Find another couple and buy one-way rides. The first couple takes the train while the other drives the car up to the far end. Then the couples switch off for the return trip down the same set of tracks. Also a great ride!
wow!! what a fantastic place! it was great! we rode the train to santa cruz, and the facility itself was clean and had pleanty to see and do! we went during the thomas the tank engine fair and we got to jump in the jump box, we got to get tatoo's and eat corndogs and climb in the maze of haybales! we got to eat in the beautiful picnic area, walk through the train cars and walk the trails surrounding the area! we had a blast! defanatly will go back!
The Roaring Camp railroads have been in Felton since before 1903. The roaring camp grounds have a duck pond with both ducks and geese, but we dont recomend going near the geese, there have been many reports of geese bites for many years. They also give train rides for a small fee. They also sell souvineers at a gift shop they have, they sell things that sre more of the gold rush era like bottles of gold flakes. Though this railroad park may be a blast from the past, the food they sell is food that they sell today like hotdogs, hamburgers, chiken nuggets, and french fries. Plus try planning your next buisiness banquet there! Written By:
Sydney Harvey Age:11
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