nestled in the majestic redwoods, is located in the Santa Cruz
Mountains just north of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay.
This mountain town offers
a lay-back retreat in its forested setting with a river running
through it. In fact its natural beauty is so celebrated here that
there is a historic restaurant where the river literally runs
fishing, camping, train rides, shopping and picnicking awaits you.
Surrounded by beautiful redwood groves and forests, the region
features hiking trails, an Roaring Camp Trains amusement park
where kids can pan for gold and ride an old-fashioned train and a
landmark covered bridge seen in paintings and photographed often.
Take a ride on the Beach
Train to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. One of the oldest and most
historic lines in California, it offers an authentic experience
that takes you back in time. Located at Roaring Camp in Felton,
the route opened in 1875 and was designed to carry picnickers and
tourists to the Big Trees and Santa Cruz Beach. Todays Beach
Trains 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
Henry Cowell Redwoods
State Park is adjacent to Roaring Camp and features 20 miles of
hiking and riding trails through a forest that looks much the same
as it did 200 years ago. Marvel at the tallest tree in the park a
height of about 285 feet. The oldest trees in the park are about
1400 to 1800 years old.