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Enjoy Fort Bragg's Scenic

Pudding Creek Express

Enjoy a scenic 75-minute, 7-mile, round trip along the beautiful Pudding Creek Estuary – home to blue herons, ospreys, egrets, and more. This short trip departs from our Fort Bragg depot, with a brief stop at Glen Blair Junction. It’s a great way to spend the morning or early afternoon.

This relaxed and scenic 7-mile roundtrip journey departs the Depot in downtown Fort Bragg year-round, traveling along the beautiful Pudding Creek Estuary and passing into primeval ancient redwoods to the tranquil setting of Glen Blair Junction.

• Relaxed and scenic 7-mile roundtrip
• Departs Fort Bragg’s downtown depot
• Travel the beautiful Pudding Creek Estuary
• Stop at Glen Blair Junction
• Return to depot

Trains will stop at Glen Blair Junction for roughly 30 minutes, allowing you to get off and stretch your legs and explore. Would you like to spend more time exploring The Glen and enjoying the Redwoods? View our roundtrip timetable here.

Round trip tickets returning from Glen Blair Junction are good on any train running that day. Reservations are only necessary for the first departure purchased.

Depart on the PCE Return at your leisure via the walking path (takes approximately one hour to walk). View our one-way timetable here

Our new VIP Ticket offering includes advanced boarding, priority concessions, lunch at The Glen, and a free commemorative gift.

These were some of the first tracks ever laid down by the California Western Railroad in 1885, and we've been carrying passengers on them ever since.

We operate both Diesel-Electric engines and our #45 Baldwin 2-8-2 Mikado Steam Engine, the Super Skunk. These engines pull passenger cars, including a bar car with snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine, and spirits, as well as an open air car, perfect for enjoying all this route has to offer.

Fares

Seat: $49.95

Infant on lap: Free

Dogs: $10.95

VIP: $89.95 (advanced boarding, priority concessions, a picnic lunch at Glen Blair Junction, and a commemorative gift)

Cab ride (ages 18+): $295.00

To support the ongoing preservation and rehabilitation of our railroad, an 8 percent historic preservation fee will be added to each purchase.

Trains and Railbikes run rain or shine. Always dress appropriately.

Guests should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure as the train leaves promptly at the departure time.

Wheelchair accessible. Some cars might require switching from your chair to a coach seat. Please see our FAQs.

At the Skunk Train, we are proud to offer an authentic and immersive experience on our historic trains. As you embark on your journey with us, it’s important to be aware that the outdoor cars of our historic trains may expose you to elements such as dirt, cinders, and soot. While this adds to the nostalgic charm of the ride, it can also result in these substances coming into contact with your clothing. 

Please keep in mind that there is a possibility of getting dirty during your adventure with us. Skunk Train will not be responsible for replacing or cleaning clothing that may become stained as a result. We recommend dressing appropriately and being prepared to embrace the authenticity of the bygone era. We look forward to providing you with an unforgettable journey through history!

Upcoming Trips

Rise and Shine Railbikes

START THE DAY OFF RIGHT

Select weekends at 8am enjoy a very special 1-hour there-and-back discounted trip, with coffee, juice, and snacks to get your day off on the right foot!