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Skunk Train

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Address: 100 W Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3410
Phone Number: +1 707-964-6371
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A 40-mile train ride through the redwood forests of northern California....

A 40-mile train ride through the redwood forests of northern California. Depart Willits on the Highway 101 corridor or Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast. All trips are round-trip and travel from either Fort Bragg or Willits to the mid-point of the railroad "Northspur" and return. Trips are about 4 hours in length.

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My wife and I took the 1:00 out and back train ride to Pudding Creek. Not much to look at but if you are a train enthusiasts you will enjoy the ride. Indoor and outdoor cars... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Corning, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode the one hour ride down the scenic pudding Creek route, the ride was beautiful. The train travels one way for half our then back tracks to starting point in fort bragg. The best part was you can walk to an outside open air car stand and watch the natural beauty. They also have a snack car area that... More 

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Ditcheat, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a half day trip on the Skunk Train. It was great fun. Loved the Train Singer who kept us entertained both ways. Good refreshments at reasonable prices on the train. Great for people who enjoy a slow trip through redwoods, spotting the occasional deer. Bar B Q at the midway point felt a bit like being in... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did the Pudding Creek excursion which was very scenic and the pace is slow and gentle. Did not know what to expect but very pleasantly surprised with the added bonus of a lovely model railway exhibition across the tracks which was delightful. We had visited North Coast Brewing beforehand and had the 14 beer tasting menu so feeling more than... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the 4 hour trip, which was 45 minutes late starting, then we derailed and were stranded for more than 2 hours. We were out of luck for any other plans we had for the day! Unbeliveable that we were not offered any refund for our tickets.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were only 10 passengers on our trip so they used the small 1924 single car train. The trip was about 3 1/2 hours round trip. If you are a train fanatic you will love it. Seeing the way some people live off the grid in the forrest is marginally interesting. But if you are looking for redwoods, you will... More 

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Thank Jorden N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took the 1:00 out and back train ride to Pudding Creek. Not much to look at but if you are a train enthusiasts you will enjoy the ride. Indoor and outdoor cars. There are a few creek bridges to travel across and the train comes thru town so, it stops traffic and you get to wave... More 

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We took the 1-hour train ride through the forest and along a small river. It provides an opportunity to see white heron and lots of plant life. Especially fun for kids.

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Way overpriced for what you get. It's a short ride through mostly brush not mostly redwoods. The diesel smells horrible they don't use the steam locomotive on any of the rides we think. My has been is a train that then he thought this was terrible I would not recommend this trip except that there's not a whole lot else... More 

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Thank Susan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had such a fun time on my day out on the Skunk train. well worth the money for me. ..ant to see redwoods at the same time was a bonus

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Thank R H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not very impressed by this train ride. 7 miles to and from and route takes you from downtown through the track that runs along pudding creek. $26/adult and for kids 13 and up. Fare does include entrance to the museum which my boys found really nice. They're building onto the existing exhibit. Very informative.

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