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.
Departing from Willits, this 1:30 to 1:45 hour round trip will take you from the Willits valley floor to the highest point on our rail line. During this trip you will pass through Tunnel #2 and descend into the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon, stopping briefly at Crowley while you enjoy the splendor of one of the oldest and most iconic trees along our route. Passengers will remain on the train during the entire excursion.
Departing from Willits and traveling to Northspur, your train 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 wonderous 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, purchase lunch, and breathe the pristine mountain air.
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
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.