Electric-powered and virtually silent, railbikes in Fort Bragg that run on the Skunk Train tracks will take you breezing along the world-famous Redwood Route. You will. go along scenic Pudding Creek, cross over majestic wooden trestle bridges, and journey into the heart of the ancient redwoods of Mendocino County. Peddling along our historic tracks, bathed in dappled sunlight and a light breeze, you’ll experience new freedom on the rails, unlike anything else. Without the need to steer, you’re unbound, able to look around at the wonder of this untouched stretch of the natural world. Once you get to the end of the railroad, you will have 50 minutes for a nice picnic or hiking redwoods trails. Once your bike is recharged you will head back to your starting station.
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The skunk train was AMAZING. So fun, so informational, and the beautiful scenery, cool breezes and even a snack area on the train. I loved that we were able to stop and get out for a little bit, got some great family pictures.. We had the best time.. all 12 of us.. from 3 to 62 Loved it..
If you're looking for a unique way to experience the beauty of the redwoods in Fort Bragg, than you have to check out the Skunk Train. This historic train takes you on a scenic journey through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the area, with plenty of opportunities to take in the stunning views. One of the highlights of the Skunk Train is the open-air cart, where you can feel the wind in your hair and take in the fresh forest air as you ride through the woods. It's the perfect way to get up close and personal with the towering redwoods and really appreciate their majesty. The Skunk Train also has a concession stand where you can grab a snack or drink to enjoy on your journey. From popcorn to soda and even beer, they've got everything you need to make your ride even more enjoyable. Don’t forget to bring buddy… the Skunk Train is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for the ride. They'll love getting to take in the sights and sounds of the forest as much as you will! Once you arrive at the end of the line, there's a short hike you can do or a large wooden patio deck nestled in the redwood forest where you can hang out and take in the scenery. It's the perfect way to cap off your Skunk Train experience and really appreciate the beauty of the area. The train itself is incredibly well-maintained and charming, with plenty of old-world character that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and they go out of their way to ensure that every guest has a memorable experience. Overall, the Skunk Train is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of Fort Bragg and the redwoods. With its open-air cart, charming train, well-stocked concession stand, and dog-friendly policy, it's a great option for anyone who wants to take in the sights and sounds of the forest in a unique and memorable way. So grab a snack, hop on board with your furry friend, and get ready for a ride you won't soon forget!
This review is for the Rail Bikes only. (Should be listed as a separate attraction on map). These are a lot of fun and easy to use. Very scenic trip although fairly short. At the end you have time to hike a couple of short trails while they turn the bikes and await the Skunk train to arrive and depart. Going back uphill we surprisingly never needed the electric assist. The track can vibrate a lot in places so hard to hold a camera steady. Bringing a versatile mount would be a good idea. There is a small basket for backpack and water bottle but it is just out of reach while moving. Maybe they can add a basket between the seats for water bottles. I stuck my phone in the front pocket of a cooler and was able to get a crooked time lapse video. My only knock on this is they are missing a sales opportunity in the gift shop. No Rail Bike mementos like magnets, ornaments, pics or videos
When I was 13 my dad took my sister and I when it still went all the way through from Willits to Fort Bragg. It was nice as a kid. It doesn't go all the way through for now because they had a tunnel collapse and haven't gotten the funding needed to rebuild it yet. Overall it was really nice, but not the same. From my understanding they have some funding, but are waiting for the Federal government to approve the final funding and could be anywhere from 2025-2030...waiting for the government, that doesn't sound like them at all! 🙄 They have a bunch of model trains you can check out after or geek out on like me! Somebody put a lot of love and time building the model trains! If you have children, grandchildren, or just a kid at heart yourself it's definitely and absolutely worth it! Go get your train on!
We did the Skunk Train Fort Bragg V.I.P. experience. This included early boarding, a customized sack lunch in a very nice souvenir insulated bag, a pin, complementary popcorn and a free beverage on board. We also were given a tour of the engine's cab. Seats were very comfortable, and the ride was fun. The scenery is probably better in Spring, but the narration (both recorded and live from our Conductor) was very interesting and informative. The actual train ride is about 35 minutes each way, with a 20 minute turnaround stop at a beautiful pavillion in the canyon. Overall, it was a fun, historically interesting experience.