Skunk Train Fort Bragg
Where are we going today?
Choo Choo! Get those conductor hats on, because the Skunk Train is about to depart!
The Skunk Train is a great way for kids to not only have a super fun train ride, but they can also see some incredible parts of Northern California. In fact, they can experience 40 miles of railroad that takes them through Redwood forests, mountain waters and meadows too!
There are two departure points for the Skunk Train - from Fort Bragg, and also Willits - and no matter which departure point you choose, you will still get to experience the amazing views, which can be found along the coastal "Redwood Route".
In fact, this route hasn't changed since all the way back in 1885 - that's pretty impressive! Don't forget to watch out for the wildlife, you might just spot a deer drinking from the Noyo River. Blink and you might miss the fisherman's cabin peeking out from the forest too!
It really is a beautiful adventure if you want to get away from the city and get into nature. You will be surrounded by wildlife, from egrets, to blue heron and even the lounging turtles.
Skunk Train offers a number of train experiences too - so you can choose what suits you best! Why not take the family on a Sunset BBQ, or take the train to spend the night camping! There are seasonal activities like the Easter Egg Hunt train, or you can celebrate fall on the Pumpkin Express.
Sounds pretty spectacular!
So grab those conductor hats and climb aboard because the Skunk Train is about to depart! Choo Choo!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsTickets from $49
- ChildrenTickets from $29
- Free Under: 12 months
When can we go?
Departure times vary pending the tour!
All year round
The Skunk Train is committed to education. Our School on Rails program along with information about the Redwood Eco system are available for classes from kindergarten through high school. Pretty cool!.
While the Skunk Train has a concession aboard all of its trips, they do make a stop for lunch at Northspur Station. Here at Northspur you will find freshly made and prepared food. .
We try to incorporate healthy snack food in our operation, but if you have dietary requirements or allergies you can bring your own food.
Any Top Tips?
If you ride in the Open Air, wear dark clothing because your lighter clothing might get soot on it!.
Need a little extra help?
The train is accessible but there are limitations as they were built in the 1900s. .
Can I get one of those?
They have a fun line of souvenirs including clothing (sweatshirts, t-shirts, jackets), hats, books, glasses, pins, and kids train related toys..
What people are saying?
by Ashley Bush
We had the best time with the whole family! Amazing train ride.
by Samantha Bachman
My kids loved it. Have gone on the Halloween Train and will be going on the Christmas Train today.
by Gordon Fang
nice and relax trip
by A Google User
Wanting to relive the skunk train ride I enjoyed as a hild we
booked a weekend here to ride the train and relax.
The train crew anounced that the skunk train used recycled
engine oil as fuel.... this was the nasty black smoke we
took into our bodys the whole train ride...
burning 'bunker-oil' is banned elseware , im not sure how they
could get away with it here....
our lungs hurt for four days after the trip ,
nice trees on the ride , but come on burn something cleaner....
like moonshine or wood....
train is owned by a big corporation.....
by A Google User
Great for the whole family! This ride though the redwoods is a once in a lifetime chance! This beautiful ride into the redwood forest will be a great picture op and an intake of natures beauty.Into the forest and through the wood to mother earths house we go.Children will learn to love the outdoors and away from all those brainwashing tv shows...