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Redwood Valley Railway

2537 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Orinda, CA 94563-2000
+1 510-548-6100
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Always an amazing ride through the redwoods

I have been occasionally riding the Tilden Stream Trains since my son discovered how cool trains... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
D. Michael W
San Ramon
via mobile
Fun Train Ride in the Redwoods

Amazing that something like this even exists. Never get tired of riding the train through the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Orinda, California
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2537 Grizzly Peak Blvd, Orinda, CA 94563-2000
+1 510-548-6100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been occasionally riding the Tilden Stream Trains since my son discovered how cool trains are. The staff is friendly, the trees are beautiful the train is always amazing. The price is completely reasonable for the several minutes of touring.

Thank D. Michael W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Amazing that something like this even exists. Never get tired of riding the train through the redwoods. Even though some people might think this is for kids, it is fun for adults too. Really cool train ride, if you have little kids there are other...More

Thank lwirth125
Reviewed 15 August 2017

After a beautiful drive through the hills to the top where you can see Berkeley and the Bay, you'll find the delightful steam engine train ride that takes you through the redwood trees for a 15-minute ride that is enjoyed by children and adults. The...More

Thank GeorgiaPeach12342017
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Very cute train rides for children. The ride is reasonably priced. The ride itself is about 15 mins and the wait isn't too long. Worthy to visit. There is a small railway that is run on donations as well. The trains are smaller and even...More

Thank hodala802
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A ride on the Redwood Valley Railway is a great weekend or holiday adventure for the family. The steam locomotives built and maintained by the railway volunteers are a blast from the past in our own backyard. The volunteers are really good with kids --->...More

Thank Jarred M
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A must do for family fun in the East Bay. The little train steams around the hills in Tilden Park and is enjoyable whatever the weather. Dogs love it, too. Toot toot!!

Thank SR510b
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Bring the kids and grandkids for this wonderful, super fun ride on a little train through the redwoods. And then take them to the carousel afterwards for even more Olde Tyme fun. Just two of the MANY great things for younger kids to do at...More

Thank Mariah B
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I took my granddaughter here on a gray, wet afternoon. For out-of-towners, the drive up the mountain is great, with splendid views across the bay to San Francisco (where the sun was shining, oddly enough). The train ride through the woods is exciting for kids,...More

Thank Porcophile
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This train has been running up in Tilden Park for some time and it continues to be a fan favorite. For a paltry 3 dollars (buy 4 get one free) you get a lovely ride through the Berkeley Hills, through a tunnel twice and over...More

1  Thank RedSoxRunner
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Being a train buff, I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I'm almost 68! The whole family enjoyed it. My only regret is that I had to be 67 to see it.

1  Thank Kershasp
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12 July 2017|
Response from D. Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Cell reception at the Steam Trains is pretty good. Around the rest of Tilden it can be very spotty...