- WhereNew Brighton State Beach, Aptos, CA 95003, USA
Tuck your RV rental to bed under a canopy of Redwood trees. This is a great place to stay if you decide to try your hand at the rails with Roaring Camp Railway. Miles of hiking and biking trails meander through the scenic forest only 5 minutes from major shopping and dining.
Santa Cruz modern history is based upon the clear cutting of the pristine Redwood forests. While not environmentally correct the era launched the development of California and has been partially rectified by the restoration, maintenance and story telling provided by local parks and attractions. ROaring Camp Railroad allows you to step back into a bygone era when large steam locomotives hauled lumber out of the forest down to mills. Travel through the tall trees and learn about the past in this fun and informative location. Bonus points for being located in an amazing state park protecting second growth Redwood trees.