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Skunk Train, Fort Bragg

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Take a 64 km (40 mi) ride aboard Skunk Train, among redwood forest and scenic meadows. You'll travel through tunnels and across 30 trestles. You can choose from among several different tour plans, some of them including excursions, picnics, and kayaking. The rides offer optional snacks and beverages, plus entertainment like musicians and storytellers, and you'll hear about the history and highlights of the region. It's highly recommended that you reserve your seats in advance to ensure availability. If you book a seat in the open air car, wear dark clothing because soot can fly and stain apparel. Plan your visit to Skunk Train and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Fort Bragg trip itinerary app.
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  • Going through the Redwoods on Pudding Creek while learning the history of this important railroad. 😊❤️ 
    Going through the Redwoods on Pudding Creek while learning the history of this important railroad. 😊❤️  more »
  • The skunk train was AMAZING. So fun, so informational, and the beautiful scenery, cool breezes and even a snack area on the train. I loved that we were able to stop and get out for a little bit, got some great family pictures.. We had the best time.. all 12 of us.. from 3 to 62 Loved it..
  • If you're looking for a unique way to experience the beauty of the redwoods in Fort Bragg, than you have to check out the Skunk Train. This historic train takes you on a scenic journey through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the area, with plenty of opportunities to take in the stunning views. One of the highlights of the Skunk Train is the open-air cart, where you can feel the wind in your hair and take in the fresh forest air as you ride through the woods. It's the perfect way to get up close and personal with the towering redwoods and really appreciate their majesty. The Skunk Train also has a concession stand where you can grab a snack or drink to enjoy on your journey. From popcorn to soda and even beer, they've got everything you need to make your ride even more enjoyable. Don’t forget to bring buddy… the Skunk Train is also dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along for the ride. They'll love getting to take in the sights and sounds of the forest as much as you will! Once you arrive at the end of the line, there's a short hike you can do or a large wooden patio deck nestled in the redwood forest where you can hang out and take in the scenery. It's the perfect way to cap off your Skunk Train experience and really appreciate the beauty of the area. The train itself is incredibly well-maintained and charming, with plenty of old-world character that makes you feel like you've stepped back in time. The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and they go out of their way to ensure that every guest has a memorable experience. Overall, the Skunk Train is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of Fort Bragg and the redwoods. With its open-air cart, charming train, well-stocked concession stand, and dog-friendly policy, it's a great option for anyone who wants to take in the sights and sounds of the forest in a unique and memorable way. So grab a snack, hop on board with your furry friend, and get ready for a ride you won't soon forget!

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