Beach Train from Roaring Camp through Redwoods to Santa Cruz

Beach Train from Roaring Camp through Redwoods to Santa Cruz
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$26
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach trains operate seasonally between Roaring Camp and the seaside community of Santa Cruz. From Roaring Camp, the train travels through redwood forests of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park alongside a scenic river gorge, down city streets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the northern shores of Monterey Bay. The trip takes one hour in each direction for the round-trip with one hour stop-off in between. Customer purchases a round-trip ticket. Allow three hours for the round trip. Check train schedules for starting locations, dates and departure times. The Santa Cruz Beach train operates on a seasonal schedule from April 1 to September 30.

The Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway or "Beach Train" offers round-trip excursions between Roaring Camp/Felton and Santa Cruz. Train fares are for round-trip tickets; there are no one-way fares. Trains depart from Roaring Camp at 10:15 am and 2:15 pm and take one hour to reach Santa Cruz, arriving  at 11:15 am and 3:15 pm respectively. Return legs of the round-trip leave from Santa Cruz at 12:15 pm and 4:15 pm. Guests taking the 10:15 am train from Roaring Camp may opt to return at either 12:15 pm or 4:15 pm.

Diesel electric locomotives pull open-air wooden cars from the 1900's and steel coaches from the 1920's. The 6-mile route takes passengers  through the fabled Big Trees of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, across a 1909 steel bridge that spans the San Lorenzo River, through a timber-lined tunnel, along avenues lined with vintage Victorian homes, ending at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an admission-free amusement park.

Beach trains operate seasonally between Roaring Camp and the seaside community of Santa Cruz. From Roaring Camp, the train travels through redwood forests of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park alongside a scenic river gorge, down city streets to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the northern shores of Monterey Bay. The trip takes one hour in each direction for the round-trip with one hour stop-off in between. Customer purchases a round-trip ticket. Allow three hours for the round trip. Check train schedules for starting locations, dates and departure times. The Santa Cruz Beach train operates on a seasonal schedule from April 1 to September 30.