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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 4 July 2014

Fort Bragg to Northspur, 10 a.m. If you like relaxing and taking in the scenery (all forest), this train ride is for you. You can sit inside or stand on the open-air platform or, switch in and out. Our train wasn't too full so, you could move easily in/out. Food was good at Northspur - cash only! Same route back so, you might find something new to see or, fall asleep to the easy roll of the train. The coolest thing: you're riding along the old lumber route!

Thank Stephanie L
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

what a ride this was through the redwoods. It was a drizzly day and cool when i took the trip but what a joy it was. The staff were at their best and very informative about the history of the Skunk Train line and the area. The views were to die for and the Lunch in the middle of the ride was very good as well. I have always loved riding trains but never have experienced riding in an observation car before. This is a must see if you love nature and just want a relaxing train ride through some of God's beautiful country side.

Thank jim s
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This car is ADULTS only and is placed at the end of a train set. So that you can be on the vestibule platform behind the locomotive or staring back at the track you just traveled over. This car also has a host/hostess serving beer, wine & snacks.

1  Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

First of all, I love trains. The Fort Bragg Skunk Train is one of the best excursion rail rides I have ever been on. The half way ride to the turn around is good, but the second part of the full round trip to Willits is by far the most scenic. The open air cars give unlimited viewing of the redwood forests and canyons. This in one of my favorite ways to spend a day. A very good lunch can be had in Willits while waiting for the train back to Fort Bragg.

1  Thank Lawman57
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My daughter and I took the train ride in July of 2013....It is fun and the entertainment was fun!
I have been on it several over the years and have always enjoyed it. Wonderful scenery.

Thank Linda W
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