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The Skunk Train

100 W Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Located in Northern California’s Mendocino County there is a skunk running through the redwood forest, but this isn’t any skunk, it’s the world famous Skunk Train. The California redwoods, pristine coastline, and award winning vineyards are all a part of the landscape of what makes Mendocino County such an amazing place and home to this 131-year-old train.

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2688 reviews of The Skunk Train from Fort Bragg, CA Wasn't the same. Shorter, more expensive but still fun.

Skunk Train , Fort Bragg

Take a 64 km (40 mi) ride aboard Skunk Train, among redwood forest and scenic meadows. You’ll travel through tunnels and across 30 trestles. You can choose from among several different tour plans, some of them including excursions, picnics, and kayaking. The rides offer optional snacks and beverages, plus entertainment like musicians and storytellers, and you’ll hear about the history and highlights of the region. It’s highly recommended that you reserve your seats in advance to ensure availability. If you book a seat in the open air car, wear dark clothing because soot can fly and stain apparel. Plan your visit to Skunk Train and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fort Bragg trip itinerary app.

Sunday 9am – 3pm
Monday 9am – 3pm
Tuesday 9am – 3pm
Wednesday 9am – 3pm
Thursday 9am – 3pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm

100 W Laurel St,
Fort Bragg,
CA 95437,
USA

Lot parking available

Skunk Train reviews

A really fun experience taking the train from Fort Bragg. The redwoods are beautiful! A recommended activity! more »

Such a fun outing. Dress in layers and wear gloves! The rail bikes are easy to control. I do think the price of $250 per bike is steep, especially given that the ride is just 3.4 miles each. more »

Hubby and I had a GREAT time, even though we took the 8:30am departure. I was nervous it was going to be cold and miserable but I was TOTALLY wrong. Your guides were GREAT!! Can’t wait for you guys. more »

It was a nice comfortable ride. I guess I expected more scenic. Stop at Crowley was nice. Did get to see some redwoods. Conductor that was entertaining us was great. Has a wonderful spirit and enjoys what he does.

A friend and I recently got to enjoy the rail bikes that the Skunk Train started this past year. So much fun! What a neat way to experience nature. We would both highly recommend it, and we will definitely be back again!

The train was unfortunately filled with loud, hung over individuals that cared not to clean up after themselves. Also, when we got to the “half way point” we are told, “hopefully they told you when purchasing your tickets that the tunnel was wiped out during a slide a couple years ago, so we are just going to go back down the track in reverse.” Well, no.. They didn’t inform me the tunnel was wiped out because I’m pretty sure people, like myself, most likely wouldn’t have paid to go on a trip that isn’t what was described in the brochure.

Nice ride but nothing exceptional. It takes you next to the pudding creek and through some of the redwoods. The staff is friendly and the commentary informative. They also have someone perform a couple of songs with a guitar. The train itself is a remnant of the past but is similar to the old diesel / gasoline trains. The time we went thr tunnel was closed so we didn’t get to do the full loop. It’s still a fun trip though.

It was a lot of fun for our family and young kids (2 & 4). They enjoyed the live music and the sights of the redwood forest. I thought the guide was also knowledgeable, and even on a cold/windy/rainy day, there was somewhere comfortable on the train.

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