Our favorite train ride with family in the Bay Area. Short, cute, no stress and cheap ($3.50 per ticket or $15 for 5). The steam train rides through redwoods, some wild flowers, a bridge, a tunnel and you can also see some good views of the bay. We also saw a deer once. You can also buy some interesting memorabilia from the ticket shop.. our personal favorite is the kids train engineer hat. There is shorter hobby train down which only runs on Sundays 12-3pm. That train is free and takes donations only. Great for kids. Parking can be an issue sometimes.