Santa Cruz Beach Train

Returning Spring 2023!

DURATION  |  3 hrs


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 from the conductor on the train departing from Santa Cruz.

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.

DEPART: Roaring Camp – Felton 10:00 a.m.
ARRIVE: Santa Cruz Boardwalk 11:00 a.m.
DEPART: Santa Cruz Boardwalk 12:00 p.m.
ARRIVE: Roaring Camp – Felton 1:00 p.m.
DEPART: Roaring Camp – Felton 2:00 p.m.
ARRIVE: Santa Cruz Boardwalk 3:00 p.m.
DEPART: Santa Cruz Boardwalk 4:00 p.m.
This train is one-way only – No return train to the beach!
ARRIVE: Roaring Camp – Felton 5:00 p.m.

Adults (13 & up): $41.95  | Children (2-12): $27.95  | Under 2 Years: FREE