“One of the Top 10 Family Activities in California.”

– National Geographic Traveler


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.

Regardless of your departure point it’s a true treat for kids and adults alike. With the occasional whistles as your train chugs through tunnels, over bridges and past open meadows, the train follows the coastal “Redwood Route” as it has since 1885. It is the towering trees, a glimpse of a deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman’s cabin peeking from the forest, and the notion that you have left the rest of the world behind that draw people to the Skunk Train. It transports you back in time, while also offering a unique glimpse of our majestic North Coast landscape.

And looking to take your unique North Coast train experience to a higher level. Give the all-new Rail Bikes a try! You glide along the tracks in their two-seater bikes, providing a new way to take in the beauty around you.

Get on board!

Redwoods | Wildlife | Dog Friendly


Fort Bragg Depot

100 West Laurel Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-6371


Willits Depot

299 East Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490
(707) 964-6371