Fort Bragg: 100 W Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Willits: 299 E Commercial St, Willits, CA 95490
One of the most scenic areas of California are the Redwoods in the Northern part of the state. There are a number of ways you can enjoy these great outdoors; from camping to visiting national parks. But there is one unique way, you and your family can really enjoy the Redwoods.
Explore the Redwoods
Located in the Mendocino area of Northern California, you can ride the Skunk Train through the beautiful landscape. The Skunk Train uses the “Redwood Route” that was created in 1885 by Charles R. Johnson and was used as a logging railroad. Today the historic train will travel through the forest and allows the passengers experience the beauty of the forest through open air car or enclosed cabins.
The Skunk Train can be boarded from two different locations. Fort Bragg and Willits provide the starting points, but the trips vary. The trips from Willits tend to run longer and will cost more than Fort Bragg. However, the longer trips allow for additional activities such as BBQ in the middle of the Redwoods stop.
Magical Christmas Train
Currently the Skunk Train runs a few special event trips as well. They have The Magical Christmas Train (leaving from Willits – 90 Minutes; and Fort Bragg – 60 Minutes). This experience will take guests through storybook wonderland, with servings of cookies and hot chocolate (with souvenir cup you can keep). Oh and a visit by Santa Clause! Please check with the site for pricing.
If you enjoy nature and outdoors, then you must try the Skunk Train. It is an experience that you and your family will remember for a very long time.
They vary depending on Start/End Location:
Fort Bragg (1 Hour Roundtrip): Adults $25, Children (2 to 12) $15
Willits (4 Hours Roundtrip): Adults $84, Children (2 to 12) $42
Willits (5 Hours Roundtrip – includes BBQ Dinner): Adults $109, Children (2 – 12) $67
Parking is free