The Journey of a Lifetime...
Traveling Along Pristine Rivers,
Through Towering Redwood Groves,
Along 40 Miles of Historic Track...
Make New Memories
Ride the Skunk Train!
the skunk train is a scenic, historic passenger railway
located in Mendocino County's redwood region of northern Caliornia.
Come ride the SKUNK in its natural habitat. Forty miles of railroad run through majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows, and over 30 trestles bridging the pristine mountain waters of Northern California.
Regardless of your departure point, the view from our restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged from the late 1800s. Departing from Fort Bragg, the first few miles are along 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, zigzagging through the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon. Departing from Willits and traveling to Northspur, your train will climb the Eastern slope of the Califfornia 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.
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR SKUNK TRAIN FANS. . .
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
A devastating cave-in has closed our Tunnel No. 1. This is a tremendous blow to our loyal passengers and to the
communities of Fort Bragg and Willits, which depend on revenue
generated by the Skunk Train.
We have created the
raise the more than $300,000 necessary to re-open Tunnel No. 1 and
restore railroad operations between Fort Bragg and Willits. Please help for current and future generations of historic rail travel.
Thank you for your support in helping keep the Skunk Train alive and providing this much-needed service for Mendocino County.
Coming soon is our Kickstarter program which will allow you to join in this cause with as little as $1. Want to be notified when this launches? Send us an email.