Returning Spring 2024!
Departing from the Santa Cruz Mountains, travel through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, down the scenic San Lorenzo River Gorge, across a 1909 steel truss bridge and through an 1875 tunnel before arriving at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Reverse roundtrips departing from the beach in Santa Cruz to Roaring Camp and back may be purchased at Roaring Camp on the halfway point of your adventure. Check in with the conductor to board at the beach, purchase your ticket at the ticket office when you arrive at Roaring Camp and show the conductor your ticket upon re-boarding for your return to the beach.
The Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific Railway operates passenger and freight services on one of the oldest and most historic lines in California. When the route opened in 1875 it carried lumber as well as picnickers and tourists to the Big Trees and Santa Cruz. Today’s Beach Train passengers can start their roundtrip journeys from either Roaring Camp in Felton or from the beach in Santa Cruz.
Departs from both the beach in Santa Cruz and Roaring Camp. See departure times for more information.
Please note that the 4:00 p.m. train leaving Santa Cruz is one way only. There is no return train to the beach.
Departures from Roaring Camp: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Departures from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk: 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.