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Review of Skunk Train

Skunk Train
Ranked #2 of 7 Tours in Fort Bragg
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Owner description: Trips departing from both Fort Bragg, CA and Willits, CA on the historic Redwood Route of Mendocino County. The Pudding Creek Express departs from Fort Bragg, on which your train will travel along the Pudding Creek Estuary to Glen Blair Junction on this short and scenic 1-hour, 7-mile roundtrip. You will be traveling over some of the first tracks laid down by the California Western Railroad in 1885. Once the train stops it will immediately return to Fort Bragg. The Northspur Flyer departs from Willits, on which your train will climb the Eastern slope of the Coastal Mountain Range and cut through it at Tunnel #2 (the Summit) before descending down into the redwood-thick Noyo River Canyon. This 4-hour, 40-mile roundtrip allows you to explore the wondrous forest where the world’s tallest trees take you back in time. Once you arrive at Northspur, the midpoint of the railroad, you will disembark for an opportunity to walk around, purchase lunch, and breathe the pristine mountain air.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful ride through the forest. Gorgeous weather, lots of wildflowers in bloom. Only disappointment was that trip shortened because of collapsed tunnel. Highly recommend this ride.

1  Thank joyj854
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the 4-hour round trip from Willits. It was a Monday and there were only nine people taking the train that day. This was a great way to see all the huge redwood trees and learn some history of logging in the area. Not a real scenic trip because the train goes through the dense forest. But it was a fun tour and I would recommend it.

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my guy on the Skunk Train as a surprise birthday gift. We had so much fun and it was such a beautiful and informative tour. He was so happy and thankful and the staff made him feel so special on his birthday. Would def recommend the Skunk Train to everyone!

Thank Nicole A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the train on a rainy morning to see the redwoods. We love trains so it was very enjoyable to see all the trees and hear the conductor give us all the info along the way. Unfortunately the tunnel to Willits is shut down for repairs so we only rode 30 min. and then 30 min back to the train station. They offer snacks for purchase on the train too.

1  Thank JenJen1865
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the 4 hour round trip from Willits. Really enjoyed the open air car. Made for good photo ops. The train singer was enjoyable.

Thank msupli
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