For over a hundred years the Skunk Train has been transporting passengers on the World Famous Redwood Route, with depots in both Fort Bragg and Willits, in beautiful Mendocino County – two hours north of San Francisco in California.
Departing from Fort Bragg your train will travel along the Pudding Creek Estuary to Glen Blair Junction on this short and scenic 1-hour, 7-mile roundtrip. You will be traveling over some of the first tracks laid down by the California Western Railroad in 1885. Once the train stops it will immediately return to Fort Bragg.
Adult: $25 (Ages 13 and up); Child: $15 (Ages 2-12); Infant: $10 (Under the age of 2); Dog: $10
Departing from Willits and traveling to Northspur, your train or vintage motorcar will climb the Eastern slope of the Coastal Mountain Range and cut through it at Tunnel #2 (the Summit) before descending down into the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon. This 4-hour, 40-mile roundtrip allows you to explore the wondrous forest where the world’s tallest trees take you back in time. Once you arrive at Northspur, the midpoint of the railroad, you will disembark for an opportunity to walk around and breathe the pristine mountain air.
Northspur Flyer Travel Advisory: We look forward to seeing you, we are inviting you to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during your layover in Northspur, there is currently no food vendor at Northspur. There is a concession on the train with snack and beverages including a full bar. Passengers are not permitted to carry on or transport alcohol on the trains.
Adult: $84 (Ages 13 and up); Child: $42 (Ages 2-12); Infant: $10 (Under the age of 2); Dog: $10
Departing from Fort Bragg, these peddle-powered vehicles will take you seven miles roundtrip along the Pudding Creek Estuary in peaceful quiet – it’s an ideal excursion for couples and families. You'll travel along the Pudding Creek Estuary, where you may see osprey, blue herons, and other wildlife. The turnaround takes you into majestic redwood groves, and to a turnaround at the historic Glen. This trip is suited for riders of all skill levels.
Rates are $73.15 per bike, plus the 8% HPA which is $79 total. There is no discount for single riders.
Make timeless memories with Santa and his elves aboard the Magical Christmas Train. From Willits tickets include a 90-minute train ride through a storybook wonderland, cookies, hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, and a personal visit with Santa Claus himself. From Fort Bragg tickets include a 60-minute train ride through a storybook wonderland, cookies, hot chocolate in a souvenir mug, and a personal visit with Santa Claus himself. Come dressed in your Christmas morning pajamas, if you’d like, and join us in carols and reindeer games. One thing is certain, there is never a dull moment aboard the Magical Christmas Train.
*All times are approximate and subject to change without notice
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Great Scenic Railway Journeys is an emmy-award winning public television series that profiles some of the worlds most historic and scenic tourist railways. The video above is a segment of the show featuring our very own Skunk Train.