Mendocino County's historic Skunk Train runs trips out of Fort Bragg and Willits, both a few hours north of San Francisco. Forty miles of railroad run through majestic redwood forests, scenic mountain meadows, and over trestles bridging the pristine mountain waters of Northern California.
Located in Northern California’s Mendocino County there is a skunk running through the redwood forest. But this isn’t just any skunk – it’s the world-famous Skunk Train. Since 1885 the Skunk Train has been entertaining and inspiring passengers along the renowned Redwood Route, and the views today are virtually unchanged from those of over a century ago. The redwoods along the tracks tower overhead as you make your way over trestle bridges, along gently wending tributaries, and deep into primeval canyons. These trees can grow to heights of more than 350 feet, and can live to be 2,000 years old. Many original groves were left untouched when the line was first built, and today they offer some incredible opportunities to view these silent giants. Trains depart regularly from both Fort Bragg, CA on the beautiful Mendocino Coast and Willits, CA in the rolling inland corridor.