Ride the Tilden Railway with Rufus

By: DogTrekker Staff
Redwood Valley Railroad in Berkeley’s Tilden Regional Park. Photo by David McSpadden (CC).

Kids (and dogs) of all ages visiting Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley are drawn like magnets to the Tilden/Redwood Valley Railway, a miniature train that has been looping around the park since 1952.

The railroad’s 5-inch scale model steam locomotives are perfectly detailed and as fun to watch as they are to ride behind. Rides cover 1.25 miles of track on a scenic route that offers the occasional ocean view.