The Skunk Train

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  • 100 W Laurel St

    Fort Bragg, CA 95437

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  • 707-964-6371

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M-Su 9am-3pm
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  • English

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We had heard people talk about the Skunk Train for years so decided to take a ride this summer. If you never hike, and never see beautiful redwoods, then you should definitely take the ride (e.g. take your out-of-state guests here). We love to hike through redwoods, so while we found the ride enjoyable it was not really worth the price (or trip to Fort Bragg). We did the Sat evening BBQ, which was supposed to be "great for families." Had some nice salmon, but the rest of the dinner was mediocre, and the "live music" turned out to be one guy with a guitar singing train songs one-way on the train. He was fun, but I was expecting a little more!

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We had heard people talk about the Skunk Train for years so decided to take a ride this summer. If you never hike, and never see beautiful redwoods, then you should definitely take the ride (e.g. take your out-of-state guests here). We love to hike through redwoods, so while we found the ride enjoyable it was not really worth the price (or trip to Fort Bragg). We did the Sat evening BBQ, which was supposed to be "great for families." Had some nice salmon, but the rest of the dinner was mediocre, and the "live music" turned out to be one guy with a guitar singing train songs one-way on the train. He was fun, but I was expecting a little more!

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Located in Northern California’s Mendocino County there is a skunk running through the redwood forest, but this isn’t any skunk, it’s the world famous Skunk Train. The California redwoods, pristine coastline, and award winning vineyards are all a part of the landscape of what makes Mendocino County such an amazing place and home to this 131-year-old train.



Regardless of your departure point it’s the occasional whistles as your train chugs through tunnels, over bridges and past open meadows, the train follows the coastal "Redwood Route" as it has since 1885. It is the towering trees, a glimpse of a deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman's cabin peeking from the forest, and the notion that you have left the rest of the world behind that draw people to the Skunk Train.



The Noyo River Canyon

Departing from Fort Bragg, the first few miles run alongside the Pudding Creek estuary, where common wildlife sightings include blue heron, egrets, osprey, ducks, and the occasional lounging turtle. After passing through Tunnel No. 1, the Skunk Train snakes its way along the Noyo River, zig-zagging through the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon.



Coastal Range and Redwoods

Departing from Willits and traveling to Northspur, your train will climb the Eastern slope of the California Coast Range, cutting through it at Tunnel No. 2 (Summit) before descending into the Noyo River Canyon. This is the mountainous part of our railroad line, in which 8.5 miles of track cover a straight-line distance of less than one mile.





Come see the Skunk in its natural habitat.

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